Free fun football is back in Wellingborough

Local McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar is providing 120 hours of free sessions for Wellingborough youngsters this month

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 12:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 12:54 pm
Local McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar is providing 120 hours of free sessions for Wellingborough youngsters this month

Free fun football is returning to Wellingborough this summer.

Local McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar is providing 120 hours of free, safe, Fun Football sessions for children from Wellingborough in June.

There are four fun-filled dates taking place at Wrenn School in Doddington Road that will get children between the ages of five and 11 active and playing football again.

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Local McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar is providing 120 hours of free sessions for Wellingborough youngsters this month

Whether they are first-timers or keen to get back to developing their skills, every child can turn up, take part and enjoy.

In partnership with all four Football Associations across the UK, McDonald’s and franchisees - including Perry Akhtar - are providing hundreds of free sessions, all delivered by a team of fully qualified coaches in more than 600 locations across the UK during 2021.

In Wellingborough alone there are four sessions for parents/carers to sign their children up for, meaning 120 under-11s will have the opportunity to learn from top FA coaches.

The Fun Football sessions will be taking place on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 between 1pm and 2pm.

All sessions are held in a safe environment. They all follow the latest Government protocols and are designed with our UKFA partners and their latest grassroots guidance.

McDonald’s franchisee, Perry Akhtar, said: “I’m really excited that we can help get children outside playing football and having fun with friends after what has been a challenging year.

“It’s so important that children take this opportunity to keep active which will benefit both their physical and mental health, so it truly is an honour to be involved in this scheme and to work with the FA alongside other franchisees, and the business, to give even more children the chance to hone their skills – no matter their ability.”

McDonald’s Fun Football sessions are part of McDonald’s programme that aims to provide five million hours of free Fun Football coaching to children in the UK by 2022.

In 2021 alone McDonald’s will provide over one million hours of free Fun Football sessions, as it doubles the number of sessions it puts on this summer to enable more kids to get active again.

And if you can’t make the above dates. McDonald’s also has a suite of football skills, tricks and drills that you can try at home.

Click here for downloadable packs and video drills from Jack Rutter, Casey Stoney and Martin Keown.

For further information on McDonald’s involvement in grassroots football and to find out how your club could benefit, follow @FunFootballUK on Twitter and Instagram.