Across the summer, McDonald’s supported Community Football Days alongside the four home
nation FAs to celebrate the work of FA Charter Standard clubs up and down the UK.
McDonald’s supported a total of 71 Community Football Days with the events having thousands of
young footballers gather to enjoy football activities, and give attending clubs the opportunity to
meet volunteers from their local communities and recruit new players.
A select few events saw footballing legends and current internationals in attendance including Sir
Geoff Hurst, Martin Keown, Pat Jennings, John Hartson and Cardiff City and Wales defender, Jazz
The professional footballers met with hundreds of players and were on hand to pose for
photographs throughout the day, share their football knowledge with youngsters in attendance and
hand out awards to participants in various football tournaments.
McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst said; “Community Football Days are a great way of
giving back to the local area. From visiting these clubs, you really get to see the hard work and effort
that goes into maintaining these teams. Without volunteers like these then the game simply
wouldn’t exist. The days have a real spirit of togetherness and it’s easy to see why they attract so
Community Football Days are part of McDonald’s community partnership with the four home
nations' FAs. As a long-standing partner of the FAs, McDonald’s this year celebrates its 15th
anniversary of championing those who enable children and young adults of all genders, ages and
abilities to play and enjoy football.
The programme focuses on supporting accredited grassroots clubs and their volunteers to raise the
standards of grassroots football across the UK and improving the grassroots experience for young
To find out more about McDonald’s and its community partnership, including how your club can
benefit from Community Football Days visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/betterplay