Our game is really capturing the imagination of youngsters
Wales’ glorious Euro 2016 run is inspiring children up and down Wales to put on their football boots and get out and play.
Hours before Wales’ second round win against Northern Ireland on Saturday, hundreds of excited youngsters turned up at Newport’s Rogerstone Primary School to take part in a McDonald’s community football day.
Budding players from 90 clubs across South Wales showcased their skills in front of scouts from Cardiff City, Swansea City and Birmingham City.
In total, around 3,000 people attended the FAW Trust organised event.
Rogerstone Rangers FC secretary Jon Cox said: “The turn out on the day was fantastic and it shows that Newport has a real passion for football.
"I want to say thank you to all of the volunteers who put in so many hours to make the day a real success.
"Welsh football is on a real high at the moment and you can see how much the children are enjoying the game.”
The Community Football Day was part of McDonald’s community partnership with The FAW, which has been in place since 2002.
McDonald’s franchisee Ron Mounsey said: “FAW Community Football days are a wonderful opportunity for local clubs to get involved in a really fun day that everyone can enjoy.
"Grassroots football is so important to this local community and it was great to see so many players take part.”
To get your child or club involved in the McDonald’s grassroots football programme, visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/betterplay