Grassroots festival on Euro stage

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The sixth annual KBB Suffolk FA Grassroots Festival will have a Euro 2016 theme.

Registration is now open for the festival, which celebrates youth grassroots football in the county and will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.

Two years ago, the festival was themed around the World Cup in Brazil – this year’s festival will coincide with the Euro 2016 tournament taking place in France, starting on June 10.

Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich will once again host the festival, which will be open to male and female teams from under-seven to under-16.

Suffolk FA football development manager Nathan French, who is organising the festival, said: “We’re delighted to launch our sixth KBB Grassroots festival.

“The festivals have grown year on year with over 150 teams participating over the weekend.

“Our aim is to give everyone involved in the festival a great football experience and I would encourage managers across the various age groups to sign up their teams as soon as possible.”