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NEC preview of 2012 Brmb Grass Roots Football Show is big hit with exhibitors

The Football industry got a taste of how the 2012 brmb Grass Roots Football Show is taking shape this week at the NEC.

Over 50 companies involved in the business of football were invited by the Football Trade Directory (exhibitor partners) and the brmb Grass Roots Football Show for a networking event hosted by brmb’s voice of football Tom Ross and former Sunderland and England International Michael Gray.

The exclusive event acted as a showcase for the 2012 brmb Grass Roots Football Show which is expected to attract more than 15000 members of the football family from the 25th – 27th of May.

Joanna Burns, Director of the brmb Grass Roots Football Show, said; “We are always looking to expand our portfolio of exhibitors at the show and the networking event was a great way to meet people face to face and give them an insight into this year’s plans.

“It was fantastic to see so many new faces and being able to facilitate a networking event with both existing and potential exhibitors is something we believe is important for the grass roots game.

“We are very excited about 2012 and this event has certainly sparked a lot of interest with the exhibitors.”

Former England and Sunderland left back, Michael Gray, who is now a pundit on BBC Radio 5 Live and ESPN, said; “Football at grass roots is vital for the game in the future and something we need to nurture and take care of.

“It was fascinating mixing with the people that work in the football industry and gaining a greater knowledge of the challenges they face and innovations that they are creating to keep grass roots football alive and kicking in the UK.

“It is where we all start and I feel very fortunate to have progressed from the grass roots through to professional football but it is important that we give something back to the game that has been so good to so many of us.”

The brmb Grass Roots Football Show is the biggest event of its kind in Europe and will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from the 25th -27th May 2012.

If you would like to know more about Exhibiting at the largest grass roots football event of it's type in Europe please contact John Booth, Commercial Director, Football Trade Directory on 01254 677136 or email john@­sportsglobal.­co.­uk for more information.

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