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Stamford Bridge full of family fun

It was Family Fun Day at Stamford Bridge yesterday as parents and children descended on the stadium during the half-term holidays.

There was no shortage of activities and entertainment on offer, with the youngsters able to test their ball skills in coaching sessions, work on their shooting power and accuracy in a speed cage and take part in small-sided matches.

As well as that, there were hoopla, coconut shy and ball-in-a-bucket games, as well as face-painting and life drawing stands.

By far the biggest draw of the afternoon, however, was the opportunity to have photos taken with the Barclays Premier League trophy which, not surprisingly, proved extremely popular.

Esther Russell, from Victoria, brought her son, Billy, along, and praised the event.

‘It’s been a great day, there’s so much for the children to do here and it’s something they really enjoy so I think I’ll have trouble when I tell him it’s time to go home,’ she said. ‘He had his picture taken with the Premier League trophy so he’s very happy about that.

‘We went to the parade yesterday as well, which was brilliant, so he’s had an enjoyable couple of days. It can be difficult keeping children entertained in half-term so when an event like this takes place it’s good for the parents and kids.’

Billy, nine, a huge Chelsea fan, spoke about his own personal highlight from the afternoon.

‘I’ve really enjoyed myself, I had a go on the speed cage and played a small match, but having my picture taken with the trophy was the best part,’ said the youngster.

‘The team have done really well this season, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are my favourite players and they’ve both been brilliant.’

All proceeds raised from the event went to the Chelsea Foundation.

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