New festival of football kicks off

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A FOOTBALL festival is taking place at a school this weekend.

Dearne and District Football Club will host its first such event on Saturday, February 2, for teams of under-eights and on Sunday, February 3, for under-nines. Its new home is The Dearne Advanced Learning Centre in Goldthorpe, Barnsley. More than 17 teams from Rotherham, Barnsley, and Doncaster are expected to take part from 9am to 3pm each day.