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Brooking Launches 2011 Grass Roots Football Show

Tue 19th Apr 2011 | Football Industry Events

Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA Director of Football Development, has officially launched the 2011 Grass Roots Football Show.

Europe's biggest grass roots show will kick off at the NEC for three days from Friday June3-Sunday June 5 with over 20,000 coaches, volunteers, supporters and youngsters expected to attend.

Joining Brooking at yesterday's launch event were former Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton, Birmingham City's England international footballer Karen Carney, leading football freestyler Billy Wyngrove and representatives and volunteers from the grass roots game.

Brooking said: "I am passionate about grass roots football and the development of our national game depends on a quality early experience.

“The Grass Roots Football Show is an essential platform for the whole football family to come together and enjoy everything that is great about our game.

“I am delighted to be supporting the Grass Roots Football Show and look forward to another fantastic event.”

The Grass Roots Football Show is back for 2011 and promises to be bigger and better than ever."

A leading line-up of coaching, managerial and playing talent has again been lined up for this year. 

Derby County captain Robbie Savage, former Coventry and Fulham manager Chris Coleman and ex Aston Villa player Dion Dublin will all  make their Show debuts.

Former England manager Graham Taylor, Iain Dowie and Peter Taylor will all be back by popular demand.

Grass Roots Football Show debutant Hughton said;  “The development of grass roots football in this country is vital to the game at all levels from the international and Premier League stage down.

“The opportunity for us all to interact and learn from each other during three days of football is very exciting and I look forward to meeting everyone at the NEC.”

The Grass Roots Football Show also today announced a headline partnership deal with regional radio network brmb.

Andy Price, Regional Marketing Manager for Orion Media, said; “This is the only authentic Grass Roots Football show of its kind in the UK and it is right here on our doorstep in Birmingham at the NEC.

“We have been proud supporters of the show since its inception and we are delighted to be the head line partner.

“I have no doubt that over the next three years the brmb Grass Roots Football Show will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Joanna Burns, spokeswoman for the event, said: "We are confident this will be the biggest and best ever event.

"The event is now firmly established as the must-attend grass roots football show of the year.   The NEC is a fantastic venue for us and we have a fantastic line-up of talent again."

Tickets – priced at £15 for adults and £7.50 for children under 16 - gives you exclusive access to all three days of the must attend football event this summer and they are now on sale at www.grassrootsfootball.co.uk

Become a fan of Grass Roots Football on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grassrootsfootballshow  or follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/grfootball

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