1,200 children inspired by Undy McDonald's Community Football Day

The months of planning paid off for the Monmouthshire based club

The Champions League final wasn't the only massive football event held in South Wales last weekend.

More than 1,200 young boys and girls enjoyed Undy Juniors' Community Football Day.

The mini football festival, held in partnership with the FAW Trust and McDonald's, welcomed 144 teams, from across Gwent to the football celebration at the Monmouthshire club's Causeway ground.

Event Director Karl Luton said the successful event took nearly six months to organise but was delighted it was a success.

He said: “Our online booking system worked extremely well and the event was fully subscribed before Easter.

“We are proud of what our club has achieved and we have the ambition to host a McDonald's 'Showcase' Community Football Day in 2018."

"The support from McDonald's and the FAW Trust has certainly helped us to deliver a fantastic opportunity for participation growth and player and coach recruitment."

Gwent Police Cadets helped to marshal the event, providing safety, security and re-assurance to all parents on arrival and Cardiff City & Swansea City scouts were present, as part of their talent ID programme.

The Elms councillor Lisa Dymock said: “All the hard work paid off and what a fantastic turnout with so many people enjoying the day."

FAW Trust Partnership Manager Andy Pask said: “The magnitude and scale of the operation was impressive and the club's structure and organisation enables these types of events to run smoothly.

"Well done to everyone involved."

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