Chester FC manager Jon McCarthy and two of the club’s first team players headed into Chester city centre on Thursday afternoon (29 July) to show off their skills at a special football event.
Organised by CH1ChesterBID as part of this summer’s Head Out Not Home campaign, the free Soccer on the Square activity featured a giant 12ft x 8ft foot pool table, a power shot challenge and a shooting accuracy test.
More than 2,000 people got involved in the event, delivered by Streetwise Soccer, throughout the day with both children and adults taking on the three challenges on a busy afternoon in the city centre. Chester FC’s teenage duo Matty Waters and Kieran Evans – who both signed professional deals with the club earlier this year – added some professional flair to the proceedings as they took part in a fun head-to-head skills competition.
“It was good fun getting out into the city centre and taking part in the football challenges,” said Chester FC Manager Jon McCarthy.
“Activities like this are fantastic for getting families and young people out and about so we were more than happy to come and lend our support to the event and to CH1ChesterBID’s Head Out Not Home campaign.
“Both Matty and Kieran are home-grown academy players that have just broken into the first team squad so it’s great for them to get out into the community and meet some of the club’s supporters so early in their young careers.”
Carl Critchlow, BID Manager at CH1ChesterBID, added: “We’re very grateful to Jon and the Chester FC players for coming down and supporting our Head Out Not Home campaign. The club has a loyal following in Chester and the surrounding areas and it’s wonderful to see them meeting fans of all ages right here in the city centre.”
Soccer in the Square will be returning to Chester city centre on Thursday 18 August between 2pm and 8pm. For more information or for further details on other events, activities and late night shopping available in Chester every Thursday night this summer, click here