Brentford football club's annual open day was a roaring success despite the indifferent weather.

A miserable afternoon did not overshadow the spirit of the day as hundreds of people turned out to show their support for the recently relegated club and witness a series of events on the boggy Griffin Park pitch.

Brentford pulled out all the stops for this showpiece with the main stage housing acts such as Mr Woo, who is the World Football Freestyle Champion, "Brentford Idol", a talent show for local children won by Cara Johnson aged 10, and a six-a-side exhibition match between members of the current Brentford squad and stars from Sky One's football based drama, Dream Team.

Newly appointed Bees Manager Terry Butcher was in attendance as the crowds also enjoyed an appearance by an Elvis impersonator, an exhibition of football memorabilia in the director's lounge and the chance to complete an army assault course in true army fashion through the muddy pitch.

The organisers of the event were in high spirits after the days antics Peter Gilham, Communications Manager at Brentford football club said: "The football club and the Community Sports Trust staff have worked very hard to put this event on and whether blazing sun or pouring rain the turnout is always fantastic, we're very proud of what we put on.

"We call it an open day because we want people to see the virtue of the football club, and show how important the local community is to the club."