Whitton will stage KBB Festival again
THE end-of-season KBB Suffolk FA Grassroots Festival will be staged at Whitton United FC for the third year running.
The two-day festival will take place at the club’s King George V ground in Ipswich on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th 2020.
This year’s event – the ninth annual festival to be held in Ipswich – will be a European Championship themed festival.
The festival will once again be open to teams aged from under-7 to under-16, with some provision for under-6s.
There will also be disability football and walking football categories – both of which were introduced for the first time last year.
Teams will be able to sign up for this year’s festival via the Suffolk FA website from 5pm on Friday.
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard said: “The KBB Suffolk FA Grassroots festival is always a highlight of our season, and we are excited to be bringing this popular event back to Whitton United again this year.
“Our aim is to continue to build on the successes of previous festivals to provide a showcase festival for Suffolk’s teams which provides a truly fun, inclusive and safe environment for everyone involved.
“A big thank you to our sponsors KKB, and the volunteers at Whitton United Football Club, for ensuring we can continue to provide this free event to the Suffolk grassroots football community.”
Roger Peck, a Director of festival sponsors The KBB Centre, said: “Last year’s event attracted a record 175 teams and was a fantastic spectacle, building on the success of previous festivals.
“We are looking forward to putting on another free, fun football festival to bring the curtain down on the current season.”
Whitton United Youth Secretary Maxine Barnes said: “We are delighted to be hosting the festival for the third year in a row and hope that it will be as successful as the previous two.”
Pictured above at the launch of this year's end-of-season festival are (left to right) KBB director Roger Peck, Whitton United Youth Secretary Maxine Barnes and Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard.