This year is the first year of Islington Council and Arsenal in the Community's "Game Over: Islington United against Domestic Violence" campaign.
Partners including Islington Police will be taking part in this fun and worthy cause. Sign up and join Arsenal in the Community and Islington residents for a five-a-side football tournament to unite against domestic violence in Islington.
Kick off is 5pm on Friday 4 June, at Rosemary Gardens, N1.
Sign up deadline is 30 May, but places are limited, so sign up as soon as you can. Team members must be over 18.
Friends and family are welcome to come along and watch, and we will have stalls and activities going on as well as the football!
Domestic Violence in Islington – We need your help
Last year there were 3,777 domestic violence reports made to the police in Islington. Research into domestic violence during the last World Cup showed an increase in violence of over 30 percent for some games. We hope our Game Over: Islington United campaign will help to tackle this problem, but we need friends and family of people committing domestic violence to report it. Domestic violence isn't a relationship; it can start with isolation and intimidation but can end up with GBH, assault, rape and sometimes murder.
We need you to report it just as you would any of those crimes.
If you have any concerns please contact the National Domestic Violence help line on 0808 200 0247. If you are a perpetrator of domestic violence, you can get help by contacting the RESPECT helpline on 0845 122 8609.
To sign up, or to find out more information about domestic violence services in Islington go to www.islington.gov.uk/united.