Nottingham City of Football are marking the 50th anniversary of England’s famous 1966 World Cup win with a series of events across the city in celebration of the iconic achievement. On Saturday July 30 Broadway Cinema in Hockley will be hosting ‘World Cup ’66 Live’, a live broadcast from Wembley Arena to mark the anniversary of England’s historic World Cup win, re-telling the story of that game, in real-time, exactly 50 years to the day. The City of Football have also teamed up with the Pythian Club to celebrate the historic date with a 7-a-side Alternative World Cup tournament taking over the Forest Sports Zone on July 30 and 31. The tournament at the Forest Sports Zone is invite only to teams U15/U17 taking part on the Saturday but open to 7-aside male teams aged 18+ on Sunday with registration open from 9am. Throughout the weekend members of the public are also encouraged to visit the Forest Sports Zone as there will be a number of alternative activities taking place on the sand-based pitch. Activities include football inflatables, a foot skills area and a football assault course all of which are free to use and open to all ages. Katie Gibson, Programme and Partner Coordinator at Nottingham City of Football said: “This weekend marks an historic and proud moment in our sporting calendar. “It is fantastic to be able to team up with the Pythian Club and host a football tournament and all three events will celebrate the ‘Heroes of 66’ in a special way, I hope to see plenty of people of all ages down at the Forest Sports Zone and Broadway Cinema to celebrate with us. Comments left on that see this page page will not be seen by other slicers. ”
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