july, 2022

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Football Family Festival

Event Details

Whether you’re a football pro or a sporting novice, the National Army welcomes you to their Football Family Festival. Find out more about the historic connections between the beautiful game and the military, before taking part in some of the fun, including a look through the archives, and some challenges from Chelsea FC.

When: 23 July

Where: National Army Museum

Age: 4+

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More information from organisers:

Kick off the summer holidays and join the National Army Museum for a day of football-themed activities and fun for the whole family.

Discover the connections between football and the Army in this day of interactive drop-in activities. All sessions have a limited capacity and operate on a first come first served basis.

Skills School with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation

The museum’s friends from the Chelsea FC Foundation will put you through your paces in a series of mini skills challenges.

Beat the Keeper

Design your own football crest, before making a player and seeing if you can beat the keeper in a tabletop game

Soldier Stories: Walter Tull

Meet Walter Tull, a professional footballer and one of the British Army’s first infantry officers of black heritage. Hear his story from the football pitch to the trenches of the First World War in this 20-minute character actor performance. 

Archive Kick-Off

Get up close and personal with some football treasures from the archive. And go behind the scenes in this interactive family session.

Football Tables

Put your tabletop football skills to the test and don’t forget to add your time to the top scorer board. Back of the net!

The Football of Loos

Discover the Football of Loos – a ball kicked across the battlefield during the First World War – with the London Irish Rifles Museum.

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All Day (Saturday)

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