Winners to face AFC XI

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A BUMPER family fun day and five-a-side football tournament will be held in aid of a year-long fundraising appeal.

Teams from across Suffolk will line up at AFC Sudbury’s Mel Group Stadium on July 23, alongside a family fun day featuring face-painting, a bouncy castle and sumo wrestling.

Money raised from the event will go to the Sudbury Resource Centre, which provides support for adults with learning difficulties.

AFC Sudbury has agreed to stage the football tournament free of charge, with the overall winner taking on an AFC Sudbury XI in a bonus play-off.

Club committee member Richard Instance said: “We have always had close links with the resource centre and are more than aware of the fantastic work it does and the services it provides to the community.”

Around 20 teams have already signed up for the tournament, but space is still available for another 40, with entry costing £25.