Important Letter From Police - Portsmouth vs Southampton Football Match
We have been asked by the Police to share the letter below with all parents/guardians.
Portsmouth Football Club will host Southampton FC in a knock out league cup fixture known as the Carabao Cup. The game is scheduled for 19:45 hours on Tuesday 24th September 2019. The venue is Fratton Park, Portsmouth.
This game will be a sell out with around 19,000 football supporters visiting Fratton Park, 2,000 tickets have been allocate to and bought by Southampton. Interest from fans and non-fans is high with this match being a local derby with historic animosity harboured by many on both sides of the divide.
We would ask that our pupils be aware of how to conduct themselves if found being caught up in any footballing activity whether or not they are true supporters. There is often the pressure or influence to be involved in potential disorder thus generating a level of risk to themselves either from violence or alcohol related disorder. There is an onus on the individual to keep themselves safe. If they feel in anyway concerned they should remove themselves from the situation and seek support from the extra visible policing that will be present.
Police Inspector 3293 Thompson
Fareham Prevention and neighbourhoods
Fareham Police station