Free Community Football Days via McDonalds
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Free Community Football Days via McDonalds

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Refreshed 12th Jun (Posted 12th May)Edited by:"R___"
Community Football Days provide fun, free and informal activities for youngsters of all football abilities and chose over 50 clubs across the country host these events.

Enter your postcode into event locator to find where the nearest McDonald’s Community Football Day is taking place.


Community Football Days are split into two categories; Showcase and Regional events.
Showcase
Inflatables, Football Ambassador, Drop in Skills Sessions, Fun Football Activities, and ways to be involved in football.
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Drop in Skills Sessions, Fun Football Activities, and ways to be involved in football.
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Oh, the irony!
Biggunspaul1 h, 5 m ago

Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy a …Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy as they also sell salads,bottled water,fruit,milk and so on.I eat food from Mc Donald’s occasionally but I’d bet I’m far healthier than most people.Anyway,would you rather them hold a football event or a pie eating contest ?

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Really healthy, those salads.

As for hosting football competitions, why do you think they do this? It’s not for some magnanimous self-effacing gesture...it’s marketing, pure and simple, and its aimed primarily at kids. It’s despicable
Curlyman8327 m ago

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2016/02/04/mcdonalds-salad-has-more-calories-than-big-mac.htmlReally healthy, those salads.As for hosting football competitions, why do you think they do this? It’s not for some magnanimous self-effacing gesture...it’s marketing, pure and simple, and its aimed primarily at kids. It’s despicable


Yup, the same kids they lure in from childhood, from colour schemes to iPads on tables.
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The link just takes you to the McD website, do you have a specific link
Great find! Heat added
shame theres none near me, my neighbours kid loves football
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 12th May
Oh, the irony!
Curlyman8325 m ago

Oh, the irony!


What irony is that ?
Biggunspaul16 m ago

What irony is that ?


A fast food chain sponsoring sporting events.
Curlyman831 h, 2 m ago

A fast food chain sponsoring sporting events.


Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy as they also sell salads,bottled water,fruit,milk and so on.

I eat food from Mc Donald’s occasionally but I’d bet I’m far healthier than most people.

Anyway,would you rather them hold a football event or a pie eating contest ?
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 12th May
Biggunspaul1 h, 5 m ago

Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy a …Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy as they also sell salads,bottled water,fruit,milk and so on.I eat food from Mc Donald’s occasionally but I’d bet I’m far healthier than most people.Anyway,would you rather them hold a football event or a pie eating contest ?

google.co.uk/amp…tml

Really healthy, those salads.

As for hosting football competitions, why do you think they do this? It’s not for some magnanimous self-effacing gesture...it’s marketing, pure and simple, and its aimed primarily at kids. It’s despicable
Curlyman8327 m ago

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2016/02/04/mcdonalds-salad-has-more-calories-than-big-mac.htmlReally healthy, those salads.As for hosting football competitions, why do you think they do this? It’s not for some magnanimous self-effacing gesture...it’s marketing, pure and simple, and its aimed primarily at kids. It’s despicable


Yup, the same kids they lure in from childhood, from colour schemes to iPads on tables.
Curlyman8316 h, 30 m ago

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2016/02/04/mcdonalds-salad-has-more-calories-than-big-mac.htmlReally healthy, those salads.As for hosting football competitions, why do you think they do this? It’s not for some magnanimous self-effacing gesture...it’s marketing, pure and simple, and its aimed primarily at kids. It’s despicable


Big corporations know no shame and will do whatever they can to get the kids hooked on the crap they are peddling. Obesity is a tsunami of health problems that is engulfing this country. Takeaways are the No.1 problem and should carry a health warning like cigarettes.
jamgin44 m ago

Big corporations know no shame and will do whatever they can to get the …Big corporations know no shame and will do whatever they can to get the kids hooked on the crap they are peddling. Obesity is a tsunami of health problems that is engulfing this country. Takeaways are the No.1 problem and should carry a health warning like cigarettes.


Spot on about corporations, but it runs even deeper than that. The current dietary advice we are given is totally erroneous: the current narrative on diet and nutrition is a complete concoction of mistruths backed by biased “scientific” studies and lobbying MP’s.
Biggunspaul18 h, 39 m ago

Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy a …Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy as they also sell salads,bottled water,fruit,milk and so on.I eat food from Mc Donald’s occasionally but I’d bet I’m far healthier than most people.Anyway,would you rather them hold a football event or a pie eating contest ?


Based on the country we are in, I think a pie eating contest would be more favourable.
Biggunspaul18 h, 43 m ago

Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy a …Just because they sell fast food doesn’t automatically make it unhealthy as they also sell salads,bottled water,fruit,milk and so on.I eat food from Mc Donald’s occasionally but I’d bet I’m far healthier than most people.Anyway,would you rather them hold a football event or a pie eating contest ?


Being healthier than most people in Britain isn't really a difficult thing to achieve. This place is the home of unhealthy eating.
Curlyman831 h, 25 m ago

Spot on about corporations, but it runs even deeper than that. The current …Spot on about corporations, but it runs even deeper than that. The current dietary advice we are given is totally erroneous: the current narrative on diet and nutrition is a complete concoction of mistruths backed by biased “scientific” studies and lobbying MP’s.

As seen on Hugh's programme on Obesity, Tory party conference sponsored by British Sugar corporation...
Minister for Health stood wearing a lanyard for his ID badge with British Sugar on it.
You couldn't make this stuff up.
Curlyman8321 h, 3 m ago

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2016/02/04/mcdonalds-salad-has-more-calories-than-big-mac.htmlReally healthy, those salads.As for hosting football competitions, why do you think they do this? It’s not for some magnanimous self-effacing gesture...it’s marketing, pure and simple, and its aimed primarily at kids. It’s despicable

I can now tell myself that this big Mac has less calories then a salad 👌
Curlyman8312th May

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2016/02/04/mcdonalds-salad-has-more-calories-than-big-mac.htmlReally healthy, those salads.As for hosting football competitions, why do you think they do this? It’s not for some magnanimous self-effacing gesture...it’s marketing, pure and simple, and its aimed primarily at kids. It’s despicable



I see people reference this constantly and it irks me to no end! No surprise that the salads in the USA, covered in cheese and doused in dressing, are high in calories! For comparison though, the highest calorie salad you can get in the UK is 341kcal including the dressing vs 508kcal for a Big Mac.

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I'm shocked at how few events there are in the North East, only one event, held in Hexham, for the whole region?
Massive irony here - a fast food chain trying to give away a (healthy) sporting event as a tarted up advert for its brand.

Almost as ironic as pie and mash being sold at football games.
Curlyman8312th May

Oh, the irony!


Couldn't agree more, hehehehe.

Such things like this do tickle me, lol.

Though I did forward it on to a few people I know with young kids though. :-D
Watch out the child catcher will be at this event!


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Edited by: "jamgin" 12th Jun
Does my head in with all the slating McDs get. They’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Of course it’s marketing. But it’s good and beneficial marketing. Every company runs promotions.

I can (and do) go to McDs and have a Grilled chicken wrap with a smattering of salad and sauce on it, with a side salad and a bottle of water for under £4, and under 400 calories, very little fat. Even a Big Mac is under 500 calories. Try finding anything on any restaurant menu for that - very few options. It’s not the best food but it serves a purpose and isn’t the worst either.

Yeah you can buy 3 double cheeseburgers, large fries, a fat Coke and an ice cream for dessert if you want to, but that’s personal choice. Same as you can go to Tesco and buy 20kg of chocolate or 50 bottles of vodka if you want to. Don’t blame the retailer if you’re going to make stupid decisions.

McDonalds also sponsor and raise a lot of money forthe family houses for terminally ill children. As a kid I had a friend who died of leukaemia at 14, her family were so grateful to have a place to stay next to the hospital when everything else was falling down around them. Give McD’s a bit of a break. Have a go at Ginsters or Starbucks instead for the unhealthy crack they sell - but doing that is just not as popular or cool.
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