Football and dancing will take centre stage at festival

Leyland Albion Football Club members in last year's Leyland Festival parade
Leyland Albion Football Club members in last year's Leyland Festival parade
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Visitors to this year’s Leyland Festival will be encouraged to get their dancing shoes on!

The Leyland School of Dancing is holding an Afternoon Tea Dance at Worden Park on June 21, after the festival parade, and there will also be dance demonstrations from the youngsters.

On top of that, schoolchildren taking part in South Ribble Council’s ‘Dance from the Heart’ project, which this year takes on a football fever theme to mark the celebration of the World Cup, will also show off their skills.

Keeping with the footy theme, Leyland Albion Football Club will be holding mini matches (as well as featuring in the procession), and Euxton Girls will be running a ‘beat the keeper’ competition and a skills section where potential new members can have some coaching.

The South Ribble Sports Development team will be running an inflatable pitch at the park, for football, handball and dodgeball.

Joanne Worsfold, from the Leyland Festival Committee, said: “The pitch has proven to be a big success over recent years and it attracts a lot of children. Overall it promises to be a big day in the sports arena with lots of fun activities taking place.”

The committee is also calling out for more volunteers on the day, as this year there are more stalls and events booked than ever before.

Volunteers are needed for around two hours, and will get free entry to the park and an extra ticket, plus lunch and a £10 donation to a registered charity of their choice.

Email to get involved.