OVER 1,600 children will take part in this year’s Flackwell Heath Football Festival, which will be held over two days this year.

Flackwell Heath Minors FC 2014 'Festival of Football' Tournament will be held over one weekend, starting on Saturday, May 31 and ending the following day.

Chairman of Flackwell Heath Minors FC, Declan Breen, said: “It's a great village tradition and club occasion and when the sun is shining it's a great day out for all the family.

“As well as the football there's a bar, barbeque, tombola and lots of other fun to be had.”

About 200 teams will be involved in this year’s tournament which will run across two days but be on for less time than normal on the Saturday.

The group are also interested to see if people can support the group either with setting up ahead of the day or by helping run the event on the weekend.