Beer festival kicks off at football club today

PUBLISHED: 07:30 27 July 2013

Potters Bar Town FC prepares for popular beer festival

Potters Bar Town FC prepares for popular beer festival

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CHEERS! A football fan is getting the beers in again for Potters Bar revellers.

Lifelong Potters Bar Town Football Club supporter Matt Giles is once again hosting a beer festival at the non-league club’s stadium.

It is the second year running the festival has taken place, after the first one was held last July.

Back then Matt told the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Potters Bar Edition he wanted to raise £10,000 for his football club and with 700 people attending, last year’s event went some way to doing that.

Now he is preparing for another crack at hosting the beer-fuelled day and has some added extras this time around.

He said: “Last year was really successful, 700 people turned up which was great. It would be great if even more people could come, it is to support the community club after all.

“The club need the money to push on both on and off the field and I would like to think the money raised would help towards that.

“This year there will be live bands providing music, a hog roast, bouncy castle as well as 18 ales and six ciders to choose from.

“Other local charities will also have stalls at the event to support.”

The event today (Saturday, July 27) kicks off at noon and will cost £3 to enter.

On Matt’s efforts, football club chairman Peter Waller said: “Matt is an enthusiastic supporter and it is very nice of him to arrange something like this which can only help the club.

“We are trying to improve the facilities and expand our youth section. The facilities here probably haven’t been touched for 30 years, so we need a new boiler and work done to the shower rooms to modernise them.”

* For more information, check the website www.pottersbarbeerfestival.co.uk

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