A NUMBER of free football festivals have been arranged in association with the upcoming Inter-Island Games Tournament on Anglesey.

The Huws Gray Ynys Mon 2019 Organising Committee have revealed that three bespoke footballing events across the island have been organised, which are aimed at increasing participation and encouraging the people of the region to live more healthy and active lifestyles.

On the day of the tournament’s opening ceremony a McDonald’s Fun Football Festival, organised in partnership with the FAW Trust, will be hosted at Holyhead Hotspur from 11am until 4pm.

Ian Rush, Craig Bellamy, Sophie Ingle and many more are current ambassadors for McDonalds and could be in attendance on the day.

There will also be an Over-50s Walking Football tournament taking place at Amlwch Leisure Centre from 11am until 2pm on the same day, with teams from across North Wales and beyond set to compete.

Another event taking place during the tournament week will be a Girls’ Football Festival, organised in partnership with the FAW Trust and the Urdd, which will be hosted at Plas Arthur in Llangefni on Wednesday, June 19 for primary school children throughout Anglesey.

A spokesperson for the FAW Trust, said: “Every summer we provide free fun football festivals across Wales alongside our grassroots football partners, McDonald’s, and as part of the Ynys Môn Inter-Island Games tournament this summer one of our festivals will be visiting Holyhead Hotspur.

“The free festivals, which have featured guest appearances from the likes of Ian Rush, John Hartson and Craig Bellamy, will include fun football activities, aimed at boys and girls aged between 5 and 11, with the goal of helping more children across Wales fall in love with football this summer.

The FAW Trust are also working in partnership with the Urdd on a series of Girls Football Festivals taking place across the country this summer, with Llangefni’s Plas Arthur hosting a festival in the middle of the tournament week.