Festival of Football back for the 16th year

Teams from right across the Scottish Borders will converge on the 3G Arena in Galashiels for the Live Borders 2019 Festival of Football on Sunday 2 June.

Close to 1200 children are expected to take the field for 120 teams across seven age groups ranging from six to 13 years, making it the largest Football Festival of its kind in Scotland.

Chief Executive of charity Live Borders, Ewan Jackson said the event continues to go from strength to strength.

“This is the 16th year of the annual Festival of Football which is a fabulous showcase of football at all levels from playing for fun and fitness to the newest addition of 9v9 matches for the 12’s age group,” he said.

“It takes our team months of hard work to organise the event but when you see the enjoyment in the faces of all the boys and girls from across the region, it certainly makes it worthwhile.”

There will also be plenty to do off the pitch as well, with the Live Borders Play Village providing loads of inflatable fun to keep the kids entertained and active throughout the day.

Included in the fun activities are the Inflatable Fun Run as well as a chance to see how fast your shot is in the Football Speed Shot competition.

Organised in conjunction with the SBJFA, the Festival honours the memory of Selkirk teenager, Cameron Gunn who died whilst playing football aged 19 in 1991.

The action will get underway at Netherdale from 12:30.

For any further information please contact Drew Kelly: or 07776 71878, or John McBay: or 07887 471121.

Live Borders is a charity. Every penny you spend with us is reinvested into supporting active, creative and healthy communities in the Scottish Borders.