Forres Area Soccer 7s will be the place to be to take part in Sport
Relief 2016 next March.
People in nearby towns and villages are being encouraged to make a day of the event and head to the Moray town and those who sign up for the Soccer 7s event before the end of December will get 50 per cent off their entry.
The charity is associated with Comic Relief and the Soccer 7s with the help of the Forres Harriers will be running the event on March 20th.
Shaun Moat, chairman of the Soccer 7s said: “It’s great for us to be involved with this Sport Relief event. They put out a plea for help as there were no events in Moray so the board thought it would be great to get in on the action.”
He added: “We really want to make the best out of the event so we are contacting other sport groups to see if they want to have a stand or have ideas to make it a big day out for people. “The nearest events to us are in Aberdeen and Fortrose so we are hoping to attract people from a bit further afield.” Fifty per cent of the money raised at the events funds projects in the world’s poorest communities and the other 50 per cent is used in the UK.
The Soccer 7’s event which will take place in Grant Park is one of over 1,000 events taking place up and down the country.
But Shaun stressed you don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to take part.
“We are encouraging anyone at all to take part. There are different levels. For example, you can choose from one mile, three miles or six miles depending on your ability.
“However whilst the event is not until March, people should get registered now at www.sportrelief.com/events – so they can save money on their entry fee.”