“The Metropolitan Police award we made to NASSA is not something that we give to everybody. I’m really impressed by the project. Clearly the young people are enjoying it, keeping themselves fit and getting the sport that they can take part in. It’s very well organised.
“To get 2,000 young people involved in this project is fantastic. They are getting some positive messages about not getting involved in knife crime and not getting involved in the gangs.
“I’m glad to see that Newham Police are getting involved and contributing. I’m really impressed and I wish it all the luck in the world. If we can help, we will do.”