SCHOOL children from across the area will battle it out at Blundell Park when the first ever Mariners Community Sixes kicks off! This event is filling up fast so you will need to be quick to register your school.
Grimsby Town and the Grimsby Telegraph have teamed up for the unique new event, which takes place on Saturday, May 10 (1.30pm-4.30pm).
The tournament is open to all local primary schools, with competitions for Years 5/6 and Years 3/4.
All you need is a squad of at least eight players – along with a kit!
Some of Town’s first-team stars will also be there to present the trophies, sign autographs and pose for pictures with the various teams.
And parents will play their part as well – cheering on their children’s teams from the Blundell Park stands.
Mariners boss Paul Hurst is already looking forward to the fun, and has urged local schools to get involved.
He said: “I think the Mariners Community Sixes are a fantastic initiative, and should be a huge success.
“It’s great that we can give so many youngsters a chance to play at Blundell Park, become part of this football club, and hopefully follow their local team forever.
“As a kid, I got to play on the big grounds in Sheffield, where I grew up, and that is something that has stuck with me ever since.
“Hopefully, that can happen with the youngsters in Grimsby. If they also come down and watch, and get ‘hooked’ on the Mariners then that’s even better for us all!
“In terms of feeling part of something, this is a club they can do that with. The players do a lot of work in the community and we’ve got an excellent community programme in place, which Graham Rodger and his staff look after.
“So it’s certainly a football club that is embeded in the local community.”
To enter your school or find out more about the Mariners Community Sixes, contact the Telegraph sportsdesk by calling 01472 372208 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, April 30 at 5pm, and places for the event are limited on a first come first served basis.