01 February, 2011
A pre season football tournament which attracts over 1,200 players has been secured once again thanks to the continuing support of law firm Forbes Solicitors.
The firm sponsors the tournament each year, which could possibly have been at risk following the Government's local government spending review. The number of festivals and events in Blackburn and Darwen has had to be reduced to save money.
Graham Harris, Leisure Manager at the Council comments, "This event shows how the local authority working with local companies such as Forbes can provide excellent and affordable events for local residents and players from across the North West."
The Forbes Solicitors Football Festival will take place over the bank holiday weekend in August.
John Barker, Managing Partner of Forbes comments, "We are pleased to have been able to once again support the tournament. Football is a big part of the firm and we couldn't allow the tournament to fall victim to the spending cuts. It is a great weekend and we hope it is a great success again this year."