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Free Football Sessions For Kids This Spring/Summer


Fast food giant McDonald's is funding hundreds of free football sessions for kids between 5 and 11 this Spring/Summer at 1,500 Fun Football Drop-in Centres in the UK.

McDonald's Fun Kids Football Sessions from April 2024


Fast food giant McDonald's is funding hundreds of free football sessions for kids between 5 and 11 this Spring/Summer at 1,500 Fun Football Drop-in Centres in the UK.


The events start on April 6th and run through to the end of July 2024.


Lending their help in 2024, Three Lions and Real Madrid football star Jude Bellingham and Lionesses star and Arsenal forward Beth Mead have signed up as Fun Football ambassadors to help highlight the scheme, which this year is being pushed harder to reach more children in underprivileged areas, who otherwise might not get the chance to participate in this type of popular football activity.


There are Pan-Disability and Visual Impairment sessions on offer to help a third of UK disabled children who are thought to be missing out on sporting activities, especially free ones.


Each session lasts for one hour and is entirely free to participate. The scheme has provided over 5 million hours of football to 5-11 year-olds over the last four years and is due to continue until 2026. McDonald's hopes to offer 1.2 million hours of football in 2024, for the 500,000 kids expected to take part.


Each Fun Football Centre will host an introductory session to football for children aged 5-11, predominantly aimed at those children who are not currently playing. FA-qualified coaches will deliver a series of activities focusing on basic footballing techniques, and the course will last four weeks.


Most sessions will have room for around 27 children, so you must book a space for the sessions in advance.


To book your child/children on the course and to find out when the courses are happening locally to you, visit the Football Fun website, where you can register for free.


There are separate schemes for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, so you must ensure you register with the correct scheme for your location.


If your kids are into football but aren't going to be able to take part in a session or are the wrong age, you can still grab them a free football-themed activity book from McDonald's and order a copy from the website


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