THE Pirelli Stadium is hosting a Walking Football Festival to raise cash for charity and to give footballers of all adult age groups a chance to play on the 3G pitch.
The festival will raise cash for the Bobby Moore Fund to help pay for life-saving bowel cancer research.
It is being organised by Burton Albion Community Trust, in partnership with Staffordshire FA and the Bobby Moore Fund, and it will take place at the Burton Albion Community Football Centre at the Pirelli Stadium.
It is open to everyone regardless of age or ability. Walking Football traditionally targets players aged 50+, however this festival will be open to anyone aged 18+, so it’s a great opportunity for existing walking football players to be able to play with different generations of their family and friends in a relaxed environment.
WALKING FOOTBALL FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, July 8, noon-3pm
WHERE: Burton Albion Community Football Centre (3G Pitch)
WHAT: 6-a-side format (maximum squad size of 10)
COST: £50.00 per team - 100% of the entry fees will go directly to the Bobby Moore
The event can cater for a maximum of 16 teams and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, on the receipt of the team’s £50 entry fee.
Keeping with the ethos of traditional walking football, a minimum of two of the players on the pitch at any one time must be over the age of 50. The idea of this festival is to encourage different generations of families and friends to be able to play football together in a relaxed environment.
This initiative is a festival as opposed to a tournament, so results of matches will not be collated and there will be no finals, overall winners, etc. The focus is very much on friends and families having fun together, raising money for a great cause, and also promoting the game of Walking Football.
The festival will adopt the FA Laws of the Game for Walking Football.
For further information and to enter a team:
Please contact John Widdowson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01283 565 938 or 07943964346.