Local McDonald’s franchisee Danny O’ Sullivan is providing 120 hours of free, safe, Fun Football sessions for local children from Wimbledon and Sutton this April.
Taking place at Wimbledon Goals in New Malden and Goals Sutton in North Cheam, there are four fun-filled dates that will get children between the ages of five and 11 active and playing football again.
Getting kids active after a long year of lockdown restrictions is key to keeping them mentally and physically healthy. 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 Danny O’ Sullivan – are providing hundreds of free sessions, all delivered by a team of fully qualified coaches in over 600 locations across the UK during 2021.
In Wimbledon alone there are four sessions for parents/carers to sign their children up for, meaning 120 under elevens will have the opportunity to learn from top FA coaches.
Three Fun Football sessions have already taken place but there are still spaces available in Wimbledon at sessions on 24th April from 12-1pm and in Sutton from 10-11am.
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.
New Malden McDonald’s franchisee, Danny O’ Sullivan, says: “I am thrilled that we can help get children back playing football again together after such a long period of isolation.
“I love interacting with everyone who comes into our restaurants and have a huge belief in the town and its community. It has been so nice to see the parks filled again with people of all ages playing football.
“I am delighted to be able to contribute to this scheme and 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.”
The New Malden 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.
Don’t worry 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. Simply go to: https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/football.html for downloadable packs and video drills from Fun Football ambassadors Jack Rutter, Casey Stoney and Martin Keown.