Football & Rugby Festival Comes to Minehead
|Author: Mat Thresher||Published: 3rd May 2012 17:21|
Junior Football & Rugby fever comes to West Somerset this weekend when the largest combined Festival in the UK is held on local pitches.
Over 200 teams and 6,000 visitors will be arriving in Minehead to play in the annual Easter & Spring Festival of Football and Tigers Challenge bringing a welcome boost to the local economy.
Guests will be staying at the town's Butlins holiday complex which is full to capacity over the weekend.
As well as attracting some of the best youth teams from all over the country the event organisers have generously invited many of the Minehead FC and Minehead Barbarians teams to take part giving the young players a great opportunity to play competitive and non competitive matches.
All young players are invited to a fantastic presentation evening in Butlins hosted by a celebrity from their respective sports. Previous celebrities have included Sir Geoff Hurst, Alan Curbishley and Sir Trevor Brooking
Minehead Town FC's pitches in Irnham Road and Minehead Barbarians Ellicombe home will form the hub of the weekend's activities. Other pitches include King George Playing fields in Alcombe, Minehead Middle School, Allerford Recreation Ground, Porlock and Williton playing fields.
Both clubs will be running a BBQ and refreshments throughout the weekend and spectators are very welcome.
Minehead Youth FC Chairman Mat Thresher commented: "We are extremely grateful to Football Festivals and Butlins for bringing such a tournament to Minehead and also to Minehead Town Council and particularly the Town Clerk Mrs Sanders and Grounds Staff for assisting with the Minehead pitches"
Mat Thresher continued "I am sure that the combination of a Bank Holiday Weekend and increased visitors to our town will boost the local economy"
Minehead youth will be represented in U7,U8,U9,U10,U11,U12,U13. U7,8 & 9, 10 & 11 football will be played at Minehead Town FC, U11 Football will be played at Williton and U12 & U13 will be played at Allerford and Porlock recreation grounds.