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Let Us Play Festival – Indoor at The Hive, Ely

Join us on Wednesday 21st February at The Hive Leisure Centre, Ely.

We’re back and indoors for the first time!

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Following the success of the Histon & Wisbech St Mary Let Us Play festivals we are thrilled to announce the return of our third Let Us Play Festival during the upcoming February half term! 

If your child falls within the age range of U8-U11, we invite you to register them for an unforgettable afternoon of excitement and footballing fun.

Event Highlights:

  • An array of engaging activities and mini games
  • A positive and inclusive environment
  • Loads of football-related fun!

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday 21st February
  • Time: U8/U9 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM & U10/U11 – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: The Hive Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Ely, CB6 2FE
  • Price: £1 per player

Join us for an afternoon filled with engaging activities, entertaining mini-games, and a supportive footballing environment. Please be aware we have only 20 spaces available for each session so please register at your earliest convenience t to avoid disappointment!

We look forward to seeing you and your child at the Let Us Play Festival for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and sportsmanship!


Update 25/01/24:

Thank you to everyone who has registered and attended our Let Us Play Festival.

We have reached capacity on registrations, please bear with us whilst we collate these and keep an eye out on our social media channels for further available places.

Thank you for your patience.

For more information please contact us on Development@CambridgeshireFA.com or 01223 209020

Why we launched the Let Us Play initiative

During the 2021/22 season, we noticed an increase in the amount of poor practice and verbal abuse cases in youth football. Whilst the majority of youth football takes place in a great environment, we did see an increase in adults spoiling football in young people. So, we asked our young players and referees to send us videos, with their parents' consent, answering some questions how they felt about their football experience. What they said, was "let us play". What that meant was, that whilst they love playing football and love getting cheered on for doing something good, they didn't enjoy getting shouted at by adults.

The succeeding actions of this initiative during the 2022/23 was the 32.73% decrease in misconduct charges last season making youth football a more positive for most importantly young people and everyone involved in the youth football game. 

We're keen to continue the development of Let Us Play to ensure football is a positive and enjoyable environment for every young player.

For more information, please email Development@CambridgeshireFA.com