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Football fun at Fearless Foxes exhibition over the school holidays

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016

LEICESTER’S ‘Fearless Foxes’ exhibition at the city’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery will be providing the backdrop for some free football-themed events throughout the school holidays.

On Saturday (16 July), FA-qualified coaches will run fun football activities for all ages and all abilities on the grass in Museum Square.

Sessions will run each Saturday from 11.30am-1pm and from 2pm-3.30pm until 6 August.

Organised by the LCFC Community Trust and Foxes Foundation, the football sessions are free of charge but places should be reserved in advance by calling the museum on (0116) 225 4900.

From Monday (18 July), youngsters can take part in a competition to design the museum’s very own football team badge. Entry forms are available at the museum – and there’ll be a prize for the best design submitted by the closing date of 31 July.

On Tuesdays, in Museum Square, there will be more free football sessions for all ages and all abilities.

The drop-in sessions run from 11am-1pm and from 2pm-4pm every Tuesday, from 19 July until 23 August.

The Fearless Foxes Fun Days on Tuesdays also include indoor activities, with a small charge of £2.50 made for craft activities.

Football fans with an interest in the history of the beautiful game may enjoy a special event at the museum at 2pm on Sunday 24 July.

Leicester City FC’s official historian and archivist, John Hutchinson, will join Dr Neil Carter of De Montfort University for a conversation featuring stories from John’s recent book, ‘From Shed to Stadium’.

And an often-overlooked aspect of football fandom will be addressed on Sunday 31 July, when Dr Stacey Pope of Durham University looks at the meaning and importance of football to women.

‘The Love Of My Life: Women’s Experiences as Fans’ will take place at 2pm at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

Places at both free talks should be reserved in advance by calling the museum on (0116) 225 4900.

Information about ‘Fearless Foxes’ – which celebrates Leicester City’s extraordinary season – and the football-themed events taking place throughout the summer is available at www.visitleicester.info

New Walk Museum is open seven days a week. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.