Fireworks. Fighter jets. Parachuters. Orchestras. Day seven was, without question, the most spectacular of the festival so far.  

 

The day began with the eagerly anticipated Football for Good Summit 2016, which explored the potential for sport-based programmes to drive social change around the world. More than 100 community organisations were represented during an energetic and, at times, emotional day of discussion. It was as passionate as it was profound.   

 

While the summit was taking place, the Festival delegates enjoyed a tour of Sport dans la Ville's various hubs throughout Lyon, where they interacted with local participants.  

 

But the very best of day seven was saved for last, when we were treated to an opening ceremony to remember:

 

 

 

The Opening Ceremony, which marked the official kick-off of the festival's football3 tournament, provided the most stunning display of French culture and football for good. Let the games begin!