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Tuesday 13 Aug 2019
Six McDonald's Fun Football Festivals staged throughout NI

Six memorable McDonald's Fun Football Festivals took place across grassroots clubs in Northern Ireland throughout 2019.

The events were kicked off with a landmark Fun Football Festival at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in May, followed by events in Antrim, Newcastle, Dungannon, Dungiven and Glenavon.

The free events were attended by thousands of children who took part in drills, skills and small sided games, with something for all the family, introducing many children to football for the first time. 

Fun Football Festivals are part of the McDonald’s Irish Football Association four-year partnership which runs until 2022 and are a core element of the programme along with Fun Football Sessions and the annual Grassroots Football Awards. 

McDonald’s is now the longest-standing supporter of grassroots football across the UK, with 2019 marking 17 years in partnership.

The McDonald’s IFA grassroots partnership continues to champion those who enable children and young adults to play and enjoy football regardless of gender or disability.

Through ‘turn up and play’ coaching sessions and more Fun Football Festivals than ever before, McDonald’s will provide thousands of children with the opportunity to try football for the first time.

The video above showcases the recent Fun Football Festival held in Dungiven.