Old Granada Studios plays host to very special event for youngsters: SoccerEX’s annual Football Festival. It’s free to attend, and is set to feature loads of different footy-based activities. Some of the country’s best freestylers will be showcasing their intricate routines and competing in head-to-head battles. Players can go one-on-one in a Panna Cage, where the sole aim is nutmegging their opponent. In the Triple Threat tournament, teams of three can show off their dribbling skills for the chance of taking home a trophy. For something a little less serious, there’s also Zorb games, where people play with the torsos encased in an inflated ball. If even that sounds too energetic, kids can also battle it out in tournaments of  FIFA 2015 and Pro Evo. There’s also workshops, demos and community initiatives aimed at showing how football can enrich lives.

Sat 5 – Sun 6 Sep, Old Granada Studios, Quay House, Quay St., Manchester M3 3JE, FREE entry, www.soccerex.com

Sat 5 Sep - Sun 6 Sep
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 3 Sep 2015