Fun and football on the Common

The Vitality Football Festival, which took place ahead of last Sunday’s game against Everton, proved a huge hit with those in attendance, who were able to receive expert coaching and meet club legend Paul Ferreira.

The event, which was held on Eel Brook Common, included a whole host of family-friendly activities for supporters and there was also a one-minute silence to mark Remembrance Day with members of the Armed Forces present.

Two football coaching sessions were laid on, the first of which was for children aged between four and seven, with the second aimed at a slightly older group, those between eight and 12, with coaches from the Chelsea Foundation putting the youngsters through their paces.

There was an added bonus when Ferreira, a man who enjoyed great success over the course of his nine-year Chelsea career, helped out with the sessions, passing on his own expert knowledge to the children. Both sessions, at maximum capacity, were a massive success.

As well as that, club mascots Stamford and Bridget were on hand to hand out prizes for competition winners and the youngsters were able to create their own delicious smoothies courtesy of the Vitality smoothie bikes which were provided, making it a memorable day all-round.


The Vitality Football Festival will be returning in the future, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements.