Shanklin Football Club is hosting the Isle of Wight’s first McDonald’s Football Fun Day today (Saturday).
The event will run alongside the annual 6-a-side football tournament – Shanklin Sixes – at the County Ground.
The festival includes an inflatable pitch, dribble lane activity, speed of shot inflatable, a powersave inflatable, a celebration knee slider, and an activity book station – with qualified coaches on site, and a special launch with the Mayor of Shanklin and council leader Dave Stewart.
Shanklin FC Chairman, Richard Priest, said:
“We are delighted that McDonald’s have chosen Shanklin Football Club for their first Island Funday, and we also 24 teams taking part in the annual 6 A-side tournament – thanks to all the volunteers involved in making this happen.”
Players past and present have also been invited to the unveiling of a ‘Wall of Honour’ detailing longest serving players, achievements, and pictures of teams over the years – the club was founded in 1888, and its history includes playing 1988 FA Cup Winners Wimbledon, at the County Ground.
“We hope the weekend attracts more players to the sport, in addition to those taking part in the Tournament, and thanks to McDonalds for choosing this weekend for their Festival.”