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Football League launch Family Football Festival

The Football League have launched a 46-match Family Football Festival to encourage families to attend a fun-filled npower Football League game this autumn.

At each designated match there will be a range of activities for the family including:

  • Fancy dress competitions
  • Face painting
  • Half-time entertainment

Each club will announce specific activities at their designated fixture with family themed entertainment before, during and after each game.

Running until December, the Family Football Festival campaign is being launched by The Football League to attract new families to games. Football is a family-friendly experience providing quality together-time in a safe environment. 

Siobhan Freegard, the founder of Netmums and a Family Football Festival ambassador, said: “Netmums are delighted to be involved with The Family Football Festival - it's an exciting opportunity for families across the country to enjoy a fun day out together at their local League club.

"It’s a great chance for mums to get the family together and enjoy the atmosphere of a League match first hand this autumn.”

David Malkinson, head of marketing at The Football League, added: “Football is a sport that appeals to the whole family and League clubs have experienced bumper family attendances in recent seasons.

"League football is extremely accessible, offers good value for money and provides a place where families can enjoy each other’s company as well as the action on the pitch. I encourage families to go along to their local game and enjoy some football together-time.”

To find your local fixture, win prizes and invite your friends to a game, visit www.facebook.com/familyfootball

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List of participating clubs:

Home Club

Opposition

Match Date

Barnsley

vs

Coventry City

01 October 2011

Chesterfield

vs

Colchester United

01 October 2011

Dagenham & Redbridge

vs

Crewe Alexandra

01 October 2011

Reading

vs

Middlesbrough

01 October 2011

Nottingham Forest

vs

Birmingham City

02 October 2011

Cheltenham Town

vs

Dagenham & Redbridge

08 October 2011

Colchester United

vs

Yeovil Town

08 October 2011

Oldham Athletic

vs

Milton Keynes Dons

08 October 2011

Rotherham United

vs

Burton Albion

08 October 2011

Shrewsbury Town

vs

Barnet

08 October 2011

Wycombe Wanderers

vs

Walsall

08 October 2011

AFC Wimbledon

vs

Crewe Alexandra

15 October 2011

Brentford

vs

Scunthorpe United

15 October 2011

Bristol City

vs

Peterborough United

15 October 2011

Burnley

vs

Reading

15 October 2011

Tranmere Rovers

vs

Oldham Athletic

15 October 2011

AFC Bournemouth

vs

Bury

22 October 2011

Cardiff City

vs

Barnsley

22 October 2011

Huddersfield Town

vs

Preston North End

22 October 2011

Milton Keynes Dons

vs

Scunthorpe United

22 October 2011

Oldham Athletic

vs

Wycombe Wanderers

22 October 2011

Portsmouth

vs

Doncaster Rovers

22 October 2011

Sheffield Wednesday

vs

Colchester United

22 October 2011

Stevenage

vs

Yeovil Town

22 October 2011

Burton Albion

vs

Bristol Rovers

22 October 2011

Preston North End

vs

Oldham Athletic

25 October 2011

Carlisle United

vs

Oldham Athletic

29 October 2011

Crawley Town

vs

Accrington Stanley

29 October 2011

Derby County

vs

Portsmouth

29 October 2011

Doncaster Rovers

vs

Coventry City

29 October 2011

Macclesfield Town

vs

Southend United

29 October 2011

Scunthorpe United

vs

Tranmere Rovers

29 October 2011

Sheffield United

vs

Exeter City

29 October 2011

Watford

vs

Peterborough United

29 October 2011

Yeovil Town

vs

Huddersfield Town

29 October 2011

Coventry City

vs

Southampton

05 November 2011

Hereford United

vs

Crawley Town

05 November 2011

Ipswich Town

vs

Doncaster Rovers

05 November 2011

Peterborough United

vs

Derby County

05 November 2011

Plymouth Argyle

vs

Morecambe

05 November 2011

Bristol Rovers

vs

Barnet

19 November 2011

Middlesbrough

vs

Blackpool

19 November 2011

Northampton Town

vs

Shrewsbury Town

19 November 2011

Millwall

vs

Bristol City

20 November 2011

Leicester City

vs

Crystal Palace

20 November 2011

Crystal Palace

vs

Derby County

03 December 2011

Blackpool

vs

Watford

17 December 2011


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