Fun Football Festival: Chris Gunter joins thousands of excited children at Undy AFC
McDonald’s Community Football
8 June 2019

Fun Football Festival: Chris Gunter joins thousands of excited children at Undy AFC

Wales star Chris Gunter joined Undy AFC Juniors and the Gwent FA at their Fun Football Festival.

The festival, designed to celebrate the work of grassroots clubs in the area and help introduce children to football for the first time.

The event, near Newport, played host to thousands of children, many of whom were taking their first steps in the game.

In a celebration of community football, families were able to take part in introductory coaching sessions aimed at helping children, of all ages, try-out a series of inflatable fun football experiences, including a Dribble Tunnel and Speed of Shot.

The record cap holder took part in the drills and encouraged attendees to play the game with a smile on their faces. He took the time to pose for photographs, sign autographs and pass his expertise onto coaches as well as parents.


Gunter said: “It was a fantastic day at Undy AFC Juniors and it was brilliant to see so many kids playing football and having fun.

"Football has been a huge part of my life and playing the game I love has given me lifetime moments and unforgettable memories.

“I’m fortunate enough to play at a professional level but football should be enjoyed by everyone and it was an honour to be able to start so many children on their footballing journey today.”

McDonald’s franchisee Jane Blackwell, a long-time supporter of grassroots football in Newport, joined Gunter at Undy.

She said: “McDonald’s Fun Football Festivals are a great way to celebrate community football and are always hugely popular events. Newport has a thriving grassroots football scene and it was fantastic to see so many children of all ages playing the game for the first time in such a supportive, inclusive environment.

"I’m sure that playing football with Chris Gunter is something that will live long in the memory of everyone who attended."