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Love Football, Live Football

A week-long celebration of the grassroots game

Love Football, Live Football Week is an annual celebration of grassroots football organised by Suffolk FA.

The week, which also aims to raise awareness of all the participation and volunteer opportunities in Suffolk, was staged for the first time in October 2016.

It featured more than 30 events across the county which included a Referee Conference at the University of Suffolk where the keynote speaker was Premier League official and 2015 FA Cup Final referee Jon Moss.

There was also a Youth Conference at the Holiday Inn on the outskirts of Ipswich which was led by national FA staff members Andrew Hailwood and Karl Lines.

Ipswich Town partnered with Suffolk FA for their midweek home game against Burton Albion when 18 under-8 players from the Suffolk Youth Football League were involved in the Fly the Flag match-day experience before kick-off as well as participating in two 4v4 matches during the interval.

The 2017 event featured more than 40 events county-wide which included having five boot banks placed around the county to collect old football boots for Boots2Africa.

Ipswich Town again partnered Suffolk FA, with the nine-day event culminating in the Ipswich Town versus Norwich City East Anglian Derby on the final day.

Sixteen players from Brantham Athletic, Coplestonians, Elmswell and Walsham-le-Willows took part in two showcase 4v4 Under-7 matches in front of nearly 25,000 fans during the half-time interval.

Suffolk FA, Sporting Memories and Suffolk Archives also came together to stage an event at the county’s Stowmarket headquarters to share some of Suffolk’s rich sporting history.

 Get in Touch

Jodie Allard - Suffolk FA Football Development Manager

01449 776311 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07432 735961

Email: jodie.allard@suffolkfa.com

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