BLACON Youth JFC will be playing at the home of football, Wembley Stadium, on Thursday, August 12, along with 55 other clubs for The FA/McDonald’s National Football Festival.

As well as playing on the hallowed turf, the young teams will also meet two of English football’s greatest ever strikers – Sir Geoff Hurst, ’66 hat trick hero and McDonald’s Head of Football and Michael Owen, one of the highest scoring England players of all time.

The youngsters will have their chance to get a picture taken with the two England heroes during their once in a lifetime trip to Wembley Stadium.

The FA/McDonald’s National Football Festival is the pinnacle of McDonald’s Open Day tour which, this year, has seen McDonald’s franchisees partner with local football clubs to host free football open days in communities across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

More than 700 youngsters will take part in the day-long event which consists of non-competitive games, coaching sessions and McDonald’s inflatables, giving young players the perfect opportunity to improve their techniques.