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Football in Lichfield – World Cup fever!

Football in Lichfield

World Cup fever!


Published on Friday, 6th June 2014
Three leisure centres in Lichfield District are offering children the chance to play football for just £1 per player during the weekends of the World Cup.
Burntwood, Friary Grange and King Edward VI leisure centres have caught ‘World Cup Fever’ and are inviting children to play football for £1 over the weekends of the tournament, which runs from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Excitement is mounting in the run up to the World Cup, and we know there are plenty of young players across the district who will want to join in the football fever that’s set to spread across the nation. This offer is a fantastic opportunity for children to have a kick about on any of our three leisure centres’ synthetic pitches over the weekends of the World Cup for a reduced price.”
The World Cup Fever promotion is running on the weekends during the World Cup, from 9am to 4.30pm. It is open to anyone under 18 years of age and is subject to availability.
The dates the offer is running are: 14 & 15 June, 21 & 22 June, 28 & 29 June, 5 & 6 July, 12 & 13 July.
To find out more, please visit http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/worldcupfever or contact Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810, Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308842, or King Edward VI Leisure Centre on 01543 308782.




I don’t think that England’s first match in the World Cup did our visitor numbers for the Fish and Chip trains much good – but after watching it I think the Fish and Chips would have been more exciting!  I hope that the England manager keeps Green in goal for the next match at least – he couldn’t let a goal like that in two matches running, could he?

The biggest problem for me is those vuvuzelas what a racket!

On the bright side of football, at last Bert Williams has been awarded an MBE for services to football and charity.  He was in goal for Wolves when I first started to watch them a while back!

I don’t know if any other locals remember but he visited Brownhills for a Fete of some other occasion and I remember queuing to get his autograph on the cricket pitch, Holland Park, also a while back!League winners 1953-54 – the first Wolves side that I can remember – although I had supported them for a while and can remember them winning the F A Cup in 1949.