Entries open for Golden Oldies festival

The Golden Oldies World Football Festival will be held in Christchurch next April and offers fun and friendship.

Expect the unexpected with Golden Oldies football! Open to men and women aged 35 years and above, the 2018 Golden Oldies World Football Festival in Christchurch has grades available for the competitive through to the recreational player.

Fun, friendship and fraternity are what Golden Oldies sports are all about, a mantra that has been building since 1979 with the first ever Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival. Since then thousands of Golden Oldies have joined the sporting movement and ‘Let the Love of their Game’ take them all over the world!

Joining the GO family for the first time in 2018, Golden Oldies Football will be held from April 15-22 with more than a thousand mature age footballers from all parts of the world meeting in Christchurch for an experience like no other.

Within Golden Oldies sports, beer and banter are just as important as the game so there will be a grand marquee the size of two football fields in Hagley Park, which will be the social hub for the Football Festival and the place to be!

Along with a minimum of one game a day over four days, the week’s programme includes a Parade of Nations through the streets of Christchurch, a Welcome Party, a Picnic Day to Hanmer Springs and a Finale Dinner and Awards Evening – all included in the entry package.

This is an opportunity to play against teams from outside of New Zealand and to build long-lasting friendships with people from all over the world – many of whom open up their homes to new friends.

Former All Whites goalkeeper Alan Stroud is the ambassador for the festival and cannot wait to welcome all Golden Oldies footballers to his hometown. Former All Whites captain Earle Thomas has also come on board as the Event Manager and will ensure the event focuses on the needs of football and footballers.

This world-class Football Festival is literally in your backyard so make sure you don’t miss out! And even better all teams that enter before August 31 will receive five free training balls.

To enter your team and for more information please visit www.christchurchgoldenoldies.com/football

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