• Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe Under-9 Welcome Festival is the first step on the Games Programme journey, as boys look to follow the footsteps of PL stars like Man City's Phil Foden
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalReading's boys show their excitement at being at a Premier League tournament for the first time
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe Premier League's Head of Youth, Neil Saunders, and Director of Football, Richard Garlick (with microphone), welcome more than 500 players as well as their families to the festival
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe boys warmed up for the day's football with the help of Super Movers, the Premier League and BBC's initiative to get primary school children active
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalA total of 29 Under-9 teams from Premier League and Category One Academies took part. Is one of the Fulham team the next Ryan Sessegnon?
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe players stayed away from their families overnight, many for the first time, before the festival took place
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalMatches were seven-a-side and 10 minutes long, with the youngsters playing against the best clubs from across the country
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe Games Programme goes all the way up to the Under-23 level, a path taken by the likes of Marcus Rashford, which Sunday's U9 Festival players will look to emulate
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe festival also gave parents and guardians the chance to learn what they can expect from the Games Programme and how the League will help them and the players on the journey
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThere were lots of games away from the pitch to ensure the festival had a fun and friendly environment
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe festival was also a chance to learn about Premier League Primary Stars, and the resources provided to inspire children to learn in 15,000 primary schools across England and Wales
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe festival was a day for all the family, with brother, sisters, parents and other relatives enjoying the occasion
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe day's entertainment included a mascot race, with Chelsea's Stamford the Lion first to the finish line
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalStamford was mobbed by Chelsea's U9 team as they celebrated victory
  • Premier League Under-9 Welcome Festival
    Premier League Under-9 Welcome FestivalThe boys didn't just impress on the pitch, also showing off their acrobatic moves in a dance-off