McDonalds: Director Football
In 2002, McDonalds pledged to support UK grassroots football. Since that time their campaign to provide quality coaching to more youngsters in more communities across the UK has seen over 20,000 coaches trained and over 2 million hours of free coaching to over 1 million young players.
During this time, as Director of Football, Sir Geoff has attended over 30 football events across the country each year as part of the McDonalds Football in the Community Programme, With the aim of making football a fun and enjoyable experience for youngsters across England, the campaign has been welcomed by communities all over the country:
18,000 new football coaches created in England
2,000 new football coaches created in Scotland
650 new football coaches created in Northen Ireland
500 new football coaches created in Wales
"It's great to see boys and girls up and down the country enjoying their football and getting involved in the game we all love." Says Sir Geoff. "Hopefully the great work being done by McDonald's and The FA will help produce the England stars of tomorrow."
Get into football
If you're interested in finding your child's nearest local junior football club, becoming one of the 200,000 coaches or 400,000 volunteers that McDonald's already support, or just in knowing what's happening in your area, please visit the McDonalds Football website.