Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper joined Labour mayoral candidate Ros Jones in a visit to a project aimed at kicking anti-social behaviour into touch.
The Kickz programme run by Doncaster Rover’s Community Sports and Education Foundation features football sessions and educational workshops, in a bid to improve neighbourhood relations in Balby.
The project uses facilities at Balby Carr Community Sports and Science College on three evenings per week.
Kickz is a national scheme with programmes offered by more than 40 Premier League and Football League clubs.
Ros Jones who is campaigning to become mayor of Doncaster unveiled details of her pledge for a “zero tolerance approach” to anti-social behaviour at the event.
As part of her plan if elected Ms Jones is pledging to ask council officers, PSCOs and Neighbourhood Policing Teams to prioritise cracking down on anti-social behaviour, identifying repeat offenders and dealing with them.
Other mayoral candidates running are David Allen from the English Democrats, John Brown, Liberal Democrats, Peter Davies, Independent, Martin Drake, Conservative, Mary Jackson, Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts, Tony Ward, Independent, Mick Maye, Independent, Doug Wright from Save Your Services and National Front Putting Britain First candidate Dave Owen.
On Thursday May 2 Doncaster’s residents will go to the polls to decide who the Borough’s Elected Mayor will be for the next four years.