Sheffield Wednesday combine with British Army to host free community Armed Forces Tournament

This weekend the Owls’ Community Programme look to host a community Armed Forces Tournament alongside other activities at the new Jubilee Sports Facility

The activity day aims to bring together friends, families, and different communities in a six-a-side tournament at the new 4G training ground and facility in S6.

Alongside the tournament, visitors will have the option to take part in free activities, provided by the British Army, including a climbing wall, archery tag (type of dodgeball using arrows) and a speed reaction test.

Sean Graves, Active Through Football Coordinator, said: “We’re looking forward to bringing everyone together and encouraging teams from different communities to get to know each other.”

As well as being beneficial for the community, the tournament provides a platform for the newly trained match officials from Sheffield Wednesday’s Community Programme to demonstrate their skills.

The British Army eSports Bus, will also be returning after the rapid intake of 40 players at the newly formed grassroots eSports programme, launched last year

Rob Hawden, the clubs Esports executive, said: “We are working extremely hard behind the scenes to create an eSports infrastructure for the club that people from the area can be proud of.

“We don’t want to see children locking themselves away in their bedrooms and playing games as, in some cases, this can have an impact on a child’s physical and mental health.”

Sheffield Wednesday are seeing great success on the pitch, sitting top of the league one table and boasting the longest unbeaten run in England’s top four and UEFA’s top 10 leagues during the current 22/23 season.

This success has not slowed down their investment of time into the community, with this event on the 18th of March providing entertainment for the fans who cannot attend matches.

Mr Graves said that: “It’ll be a fun day for all the family”

The free event has something for people of all-ages and the club and the Owls’ Community Programme encourage everyone to bring friends and family to make the day a spectacle for the city.

For more information, or to book a team, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-6-a-side-football-competition-south-yorkshire-1-ticket-per-team-tickets-481492305447

Written by James Morgan-Wynne

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