The second in the series of The McDonalds FootballPlus For Kids Festivals will be held at the Żebbuġ Football Ground on Sunday 20th March 2016.
The McDonalds FootballPlus For Kids is one of MFA’s Grassroots Programmes, which form part of MFA’s Strategy for Growth & Retention in local football participation.
The McDonalds FootballPlus For Kids is an educational football programme targeting: growth and retention among the younger generations;
the further promotion of the local game; improve the image of the game and the development of better football players.
Being a partner in this programme, the Youth Football Association is co-ordinating the organisation of all the regional festivals.
This month’s festival will not only present the children with an opportunity to enjoy playing football, but will also focus on Tradition and Fun. With the day’s programme including cultural tours to specific sites at the hosting locality, related to traditions tied with the upcoming Holy Week festivities and the game of ‘Boċċi’. Football health and safety tips, as well as tips for parents regarding football ethics will also form part of the day’s activities.
Boys and Girls from the football nurseries of Attard, Fgura Utd, Ghaxaq, Msida S.J. Mtarfa, San Ġwann, Sirens and hosts Żebbuġ Rangers will participate in Sunday’s festival which starts at 9am and will run into the early hours of the afternoon.
This year’s FootballPlus For Kids programme also incorporates McDonalds’ own Player Escort Campaign for the EURO 2016 Finals, which will take place in France later this year. Applications are open for boys and girls aged 6 to 10 years and closing date for applications is the 18th April 2016.