THIS year’s KBB Suffolk FA Grassroots Festival sponsored by McDonald’s has just got even better!
McDonald’s have confirmed that the event will host one of their Showcase Fun Football Festivals on the first day of the two-day event – Saturday, May 18th – at Whitton United FC on the outskirts of Ipswich.
The McDonald’s Fun Football Zone will be made up of a number of inflatables including an inflatable pitch, a Dribble Zone, a Speed of Shot, a PowerSave, a celebration Knee Slider, as well as an activity book station.
The zone will be used to encourage new players to participate in the game for the first time and is primarily aimed at children who are not participating in the festival itself.
The news that the McDonald’s Fun Football Zone will be attending the festival on the Saturday comes on top of England legend Kelly Smith agreeing to visit the FIFA Women’s World Cup-themed festival on the Saturday.
The festival will be the biggest yet, with more than 170 teams taking part, since the festival was first staged back in 2011. The festival will also include a Youth Disability Festival and Walking Football for the first time.
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard said: “We are very excited to announce that on Saturday at this year’s KBB Grassroots Festival sponsored by McDonald’s we will be hosting a McDonald’s Fun Football festival.
“The Fun Football Festival is free for spectators to get involved in and provides another engaging addition to our action-packed weekend of grassroots football fun! The McDonald’s Fun Football Festivals are a fantastic opportunity for grassroots festival attendees to experience football in a safe, interactive and fun environment.
“A big thank you to McDonald’s for supporting what is shaping up to be our biggest and best grassroots festival to date.”
McDonald’s franchisee Carol Rogerson, who is jointly sponsoring the festival for the first time this year, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this event. The weekend will be a great opportunity for families to enjoy a fun-filled weekend with local football at the heart of it.”