World Cup bonanza scores with families in Lowestoft

Football action as England (red) and West Germany (white) collide at the World Cup themed day at Wav

Football action as England (red) and West Germany (white) collide at the World Cup themed day at Waveney FC. Picture: STEVE WOOD - Credit: Archant

Footballers and families went World Cup crazy as a special community event was hailed a success.

Under seven and under eight children in action at the World Cup themed day at Waveney FC. Picture: S

Under seven and under eight children in action at the World Cup themed day at Waveney FC. Picture: STEVE WOOD - Credit: Archant

As the country marked the 50th anniversary of England lifting the trophy on Saturday, Waveney FC staged a special 1966 World Cup-themed day at their Barnards Meadow ground in Lowestoft yesterday (July 30).

The club was the only Suffolk outfit chosen to receive a grant of £1,966 legacy funding from The FA – one of 66 pots to support community projects at grassroots level across the country.

With 11 main football-related activities – including American football, a penalty shoot-out, football tennis, a crossbar challenge, football cricket and a relay race – the day catered for under-7s to adults.

? For a full report of how the day went, and to discover if England or West Germany lifted the replica World Cup, be sure to buy tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press and The Journal on Friday.

Face painting and fun on the bouncy castles at the World Cup themed day at Waveney FC. Picture: STEV

Face painting and fun on the bouncy castles at the World Cup themed day at Waveney FC. Picture: STEVE WOOD - Credit: Archant


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