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Watford Observer's Family Funday draws crowds
The Watford Observer’s Family Funday proved a big hit at the weekend, with crowds flocking the event, which was held in partnership with Bushey Sports Club.
The paper’s second funday was held at the sports ground, in Aldenham Road, between 11.30am and 5pm on Sunday.
The event attracted hundreds who enjoyed the many activities on offer.
A charity football match between the Arsenal Legends and the Watford FC OFPA (Official Former Players’ Association) was one of the highlights, with the former lifting the trophy after securing a 5-2 victory.
The Arsenal Legends charity team consists of ex-professionals from the Gunners and a host of stars from television, music and other sports.
For those who wanted to be a part of the action, rather than merely watching it, there were plenty of chances to get involved.
The penalty shoot-out proved extremely popular, with dozens of children eager to test their skills against Watford Observer sports reporter, Tom Bodell, who was goalkeeper for the day.
A variety of performances were held throughout the event, including Morris, Bollywood and swing dancing.
The crowd were also encouraged to take part. Short tutorials were held, with performers teaching specially choreographed routines to visitors.
Youngsters especially enjoyed the range of fairground rides on offer, which included the spinning teacups, as well as two bouncy castles and a children’s bungee jump.
Motor enthusiasts were drawn to the event due to the wide range of classic cars on show.
Laser tag and martial arts demonstrations also proved a big hit with the energetic youngsters.
Entry for the day was £2.50, with children under 16 getting in for free.
The proceeds, which are still being counted, will go to the Watford Observer’s chosen charity for the year, Signpost.
Signpost provides confidential counselling, coaching and other support to troubled 10 to 25-year-olds in south west Hertfordshire.