EX-POMPEY player Linvoy Primus teamed up with police for a football fun day.
The legend joined residents from the Fratton area at the event, organised by Nelson Safer Neighbhourhoods Team during half term week.
Attractions at the fun day at Buckland Park Play Centre in Malins Road included a barbecue, inflatable assault course and gladiator-style jousting ring.
Officers offered free bike security marking and football matches were played with participants from Flying Bull Primary School in Flying Bull Lane, Buckland, Charles Dickens Junior School in Tuner Road, Buckland, and Buckland Play Park Centre which allowed police to use the centre for the day.
Asda provided donations and Heartlands Community Voice helped out too.
Linvoy, who was referee for the matches and provided trophies, said: ‘It was good to see the kids playing football and enjoying themselves. They are in a safe environment being refereed by police who they wouldn’t normally have this sort of positive interaction with.’
Police community support officer Lucy Nevill said: ‘The kids from the community really enjoyed themselves.’