Sheffield United FC’s Bramall Lane ground is all set to open its doors for its 7th annual Community Day on Sunday 14 May 2006. Organised by Football Unites, and kindly hosted by SUFC, the fun-packed day allows the club to put something back into the local community, enabling local families to celebrate in their favourite football club. Last year, over 3000 people attended, including very high numbers of people who don’t typically attend football matches, such as women, small children and minority groups.
The day promises to be an exciting experience for families and young people of all ages. For many people, being able to walk on the hallowed turf or to catch the view from the director’s seats is reason enough to attend, but many more activities await those who attend.
Outside there’s an inflatable bouncy castle and slide, clowns making weird and wonderful balloon animals, whilst DJs provide the much needed summer sun vibe. A series of 5-a-side football tournaments have been arranged on the pitch with school children and young adults of various ages, whilst children on the day can play an impromptu match on Football Unites’ inflatable Streetkick football game. The day concludes outside with a full size match between Football Unites’ supported teams Sharrow Athletic taking on Sharrow United for the prestigious Community Cup.
Inside, there is more on offer for youngsters, such as another bouncy castle, face painting and arts and crafts. Popular with women is the henna painting, hair braiding, beauty therapy and nail art. There are stalls and information displays from local community groups, whilst the quality food on sale from around the world should give everyone a taste of something new.
The day starts at 1pm, finishing about 5pm on Sunday 14 May 2006. Entrance is free and via the gates on the John Street stand.