Jumpers for Goalposts 2019

First Festival To Champion Hackney Grassroots Football

Jumpers for Goalposts comes to Printworks London - 3-4 August 2019


JUMPERS for Goalposts comes to Printworks London - 3rd/4th August 2019


JUMPERS for Goalposts is a brand new, two-day festival coming to Printworks London, 3rd - 4th August, offering attendees a variety of unique, interactive experiences designed to highlight the power football culture has in bringing people together. 

Rahul KeerthiJumpers for Goalposts’ Founder and Producer says, “Jumpers for Goalposts is a celebration of football culture - yes, there's an invitation to learn and share but we also want to remind people to have fun with football again, whatever your age, background or interest in the game.” 

The name of the festival should evoke the joy, imagination and unlimited possibility that football makes many of us feel as kids, but we recognise that this has not been the case for everyone. Football culture can be a force for positive change, creating environments around football that encourage people to enjoy who they are and what they can do - both as individuals and as a team or community. Football is for all.”

There will be talks, panels, workshops, a marketplace, book signings, family activities, stall games, street food plus a live screening of Liverpool vs Manchester City in the FA Community Shield on the festival’s retro-themed Sunday programme. The broadcast will take place alongside a second screen showing a performance by design collective Minute Books, who will illustrate every minute of the game live, before printing and binding into a commemorative book immediately after the match. Other screenings include cult classic Bend it like Beckham, the UK Festival Premiere of BT Sports Films’ new documentary State of Play - followed by a panel discussion with author Michael Calvin, The Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, director Tom Boswell, and ex-professional Drewe Broughton.

Workshop content features a session on alternative careers for women in football, football zine-making using old football culture photography, and for the kids, the popular children’s football book series Football School and Ultimate Football Heroes will be brought to life by their respective authors. Freestyle football experts will also join us to teach all-comers tricks they can impress their friends with.