Community clubs across the country will be given the chance to host a full day’s worth of fun football for all later this year, thanks to the launch of the new McDonald’s Fun Football Festivals.
Designed to highlight outstanding work by clubs in their local communities, the Festivals will also allow clubs to connect with families and potential players to highlight the benefits associated with participation in grassroots football.
The Festivals are the latest step in McDonald’s’ continued commitment to growing grassroots football nationwide, after renewing their partnership with the Scottish FA last year.
Attendees will be able to experience the McDonald’s Fun Football atmosphere, with the intention of providing a safe and enjoyable footballing environment for all. As part of the wider programme, McDonald’s are aiming to provide five million hours of Fun Football to children over the next four years.
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The Festivals will include a range of fun and inclusive footballing activities, designed to engage participants of all ages and abilities.
Activities designed to attract new grassroots volunteers will also be included to further promote participation on the non-playing side of the game.
In total, six clubs from across Scotland will be chosen as the inaugural hosts of the McDonald’s Fun Football Festivals. Events will receive McDonald’s inflatable football games for the day, as well as a host of Fun Football activities for all to enjoy.
Speaking about the launch, Scottish FA Head of Football Development Andy Gould said: “We’re delighted to once again be able to partner with McDonald’s to promote the new Fun Football Festivals.
“The strength of Scottish football lies in our grassroots game. These Festivals will not only allow us to further promote participation in football nationwide, but also to highlight the excellent work being done by community clubs across the country.”
To qualify as a potential host, clubs must be in a position to host the intended event between May and September 2019.
All community clubs that express an interest in hosting an event will be provided with access to a digital toolkit, ensuring that they possess all the necessary resources to run a festival at their club.
To register interest, clubs should apply here. Registered clubs will then be entered into a draw to become one of the six official host venues for McDonald’s Fun Football Festivals.