This Saturday, April 25th, Cardiff City Football Club will be hosting its inaugural ‘Festival of Sport’ – running in conjunction with the Bluebirds’ final 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship fixture against Blackpool.
The FREE event is being held as a ‘thank you’ to those who supported Cardiff City’s Foundation Day earlier in the spring – and, of course, the Football Club over the course of the 2014/15 campaign.
FREE, YOU SAY?
Yes. The Cardiff City Festival of Sport will begin at midday next Saturday and run throughout the course of the match-day afternoon. All aspects of the day, including participation events, are FREE to those with a valid match-day ticket for Cardiff City versus Blackpool. There are no catches – this is a ‘thank you’, on us.
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The heart of the 2015 Festival of Sport will be set in the away supporter car park and at the rear of the Peter’s Pies Family Stand at Cardiff City Stadium.
Those of you looking for a touch of exuberance and wild abandon can enjoy the CCS Funfair, courtesy of Norman Sayers Amusements – while those who are inclined for a bit of friendly competition can venture towards the CCS Celebrity Sports Stations.
CELEBRITY SPORTS STATIONS? WHAT ARE THEY AND CAN I WIN ANYTHING?
Yes, you certainly can! Five CCS Celebrity Sports Stations, hosted and co-ordinated by the Football Club’s award-winning Community & Education Foundation Staff, will allow competitors of all ages the opportunity to try out a multitude of sports that they may not have tried before. These include cricket, basketball, climbing and boxing (as well as football) – and we’ll have a host of Cardiff City Senior and U21 players on hand to chat to you about the new activities, prior to the 3pm City v Blackpool kick-off.
Even more exciting is the fact that in the build-up to kick-off, Foundation Staff will be keeping their eyes peeled for the best parent/guardian & child combination (Bluebirds Combo) to represent their specific stations on the CCS pitch at half time. A simple challenge at this stage – in front of the live CCS crowd – will give one lucky Bluebirds Combo the chance to head to the players’ dressing room area post-match to meet their heroes as they leave the dressing room! Cue the selfies and autographs!
BUT I WON’T GET THERE EARLY ENOUGH TO HIT THE SPORTS STATIONS!
No sweat. Throughout the week, Cardiff City supporters are encouraged to nominate themselves for the half-time pitch challenge by using Cardiff City social media channels (Facebook & Twitter) to post a Bluebirds Combo selfie. So, that means a selfie of a junior Bluebird with his or her parent/guardian – in City colours of course! Use the #BluebirdsSportsDay hashtag when you post your pic – channels are now OPEN!
SOUNDS FUN. ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
You’ve got the basics – but there’ll be a lot more on offer throughout the day to keep you and your youngsters entertained. Cardiff City Football Club are welcoming ‘Street Depot’ on site to highlight new catering alternatives for the 2015/16 season – you’ll find them situated near the sports stations at the back of the Family Stand. We’ve got music covered too, with a number of special guests on hand to entertain you.
And remember this is a Cardiff City ‘thank you’ – and a chance to experience things you may not have previously experienced in the build-up to a normal match-day. We’re confident you’ll have a great time – and we won’t be pestering you for your pounds and pennies.
For more information on the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Further updates will be posted via the official site throughout the week, and through the club’s official social network channels – @CardiffCityFC (Twitter) and facebook.com/CardiffCityFC – remember those Bluebirds Combo selfies!!