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.

Richard added:

“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.”