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REAL 2016 Family Fun Day

Saffron Walden Town Football Club

1st May 2016

One of the main attractions will no doubt be the appearance of the world’s best-known David Beckham lookalike, Andy Harmer. Andy has made over 2,500 appearances around the world over the last 14 years. He appeared in the film “Bend it like Beckham”, has worked alongside the like of Zinedine Zidane, Wayne Rooney and Roberto Carlos and has doubled for David Beckham in adverts for Pepsi, Adidas and Vodafone.

Andy is a truly global sensation and we are so pleased he agreed to come along to our Fun Day. He will be opening the day as our guest of honour, performing his renowned footballing skills, hosting football skills competitions with the kids who come along and of course, shall be available in our charity-donation-photo-booth for what we expect to be a significant amount of selfies!

The timing couldn’t be any better. Andy’s programme on Channel 4 called “Lookalikes” has just started being aired and that has worked perfectly for us. There will be loads of other things to do on the day but we are sure he will be a massive hit with everyone, young and old, who come along.

The day starts at 8.30 am with a junior football completion in the morning, with the main event opening its doors at 12.30 pm. There is an inflatable fun area with lots of different inflatable attractions, children’s entertainers, a Minion character, toddler soft play area, the annual celebrity football match and a whole host of other things to keep the whole family entertained for the whole afternoon.

There is also a “Friendship” themed Junior Bake Off competition being held. Applications from 5-16 year olds are welcomed and judging will take place during the day. Anyone who would like to enter should email: for their entry form.

This year’s event promises to be our biggest fun day ever. Andy’s appearance alone – who is David Becham’s absolute double – is going to be a massive crowd puller on its own and we haven’t even announced the celebrities and ex-professionals who shall be playing in the celebrity football match at 3.00 pm. There’s a chance we may have the ground full and I just hope we don’t have to turn anyone anyway.

Andy shall be hosting a “Lookalike and Soundalike” competition. Even if you don’t register to take part, Andy will be scouring the crowd to see if he can spot any potential lookalikes for his own agency! If you look or sound like someone famous, make sure you get down to SWTFC on Sunday afternoon and get your big chance to perform!

Potty Patrick will also be performing in the Clubhouse during the day as well as wandering through the crowd and entertaining children with his balloon modelling and magic tricks.

The organisers hope to raise funds to help develop and grow their REALfriends initiative to help and support bullied young people in the area, as well as other initiatives like REALsport and REALmusic that involve local 8-16 year olds.

The REAL Family Fun Day is open to everyone. Entrance is £5 per adult and accompanied children under 16 get free entrance. There is a licensed bar, hot refreshments, sweets and cake stalls.

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