Encouraged by the response to their first attempt “to return Sunday football matches to the family event it once was”, the North Village Community Club (NVCC) is set to do it all over again this Sunday.
NVCC’s next home game kicks off at 3pm at the North Village field, and for the second time around, the Fun Zone will be held in the Butterfield & Vallis Education Centre from 3pm to 5pm.
The first event was held on Sunday, September 24th, in conjunction with Soul Food Promotions’ Hobby Zone to create a Fun Zone for children while their elders watch the game.
As spokeswoman said: “We had 11 participants (boys and girls) on our first day and the response from both parents and children was encouraging.
“There was something for everyone from Playstation, Wii, the car race track and board games. Even the adults were encouraged to come and have a look around an play a game or two. For a cost of $10, the children were given a wristband and allowed unlimited access to the Fun Zone,” she added.
The Fun Zone idea was developed when the club “noticed that the attendance at home football games was declining and that parents were not bringing their children to games”.
“As a community club we felt we had to do something to return Sunday footbalL matches to the family event it once was,” the spokeswoman said.
As a result, NVCC partnered with Soul Food Promotions to create their own Fun Zone, and this Sunday, when NVCC takes on the PHC Zebras, they’re set to do it again.
“The Executive and Management of North Village are proud to be able to offer this service along with Hobby Zone to create a safe environment for children,” she said.
“The Fun Zone will be open at all home games at North Village field from 3pm to 5pm. Our next home game is on Sunday, October 8th versus PHC. We hope to see you there!”
Also on Friday, October 6th, NVCC will host their first Happy Hour for the year with an old school reggae theme. And on Saturday, the club’s Super Friday youth teams will be playing against Valencia.
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