Weʼre raising £500 to Help a locally based junior football team run by volunteers from the local community for the local community.
- Plymouth, United Kingdom
- Children and youth
- Time left
- 12 days to go
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Friary Mill FC is a locally based Junior football team based in the Efford and St Judes area of Plymouth run by local volunteers for the local boys in the area.
The Under 15 team made a bet with the management team that if they won their first 6 games of the season and reached the cup semi-final then the Manager and coaches would have to attend the cup semi-final dressed as women in full make up and wigs.
It seemed a safe bet as last season the team only won 2 games out of 18 and lost every cup match they entered.
Fortunatly the boys won the bet, and have carried on with their success. Half way through this season they have won every match and sit top of the league. The manager and Coaches are absolutely delighted to have lost the bet but now have to carry out their forfit.
The semi-final will be played in March and on the day of the match. Scot Pickering, Robert Crook, Matt Collins and Zaco Littlejohns will all be coaching from the side line looking a bit like Dolly Parton in drag i would imagine. What will make it a bit more embarrassing for them is the game is against their local rivals Sporting Lipson so most people attending the game, whoever they support will know them and will all get to have a good laugh at them.
The Football Team are going to try to use this day as a bit of a fundraised event for the team who are in desperate need of a new kit due to puberty kicking in and making the current kit at least one size too small for the boys. New kits don't come cheap at around £500.
Hopefully, if the boys can carry on with their success they will be playing in the top league for their age group next season and a new kit would make them look as well as feel the part. The team relies entirely on sponsorship and support from the local community to be able to function. The coaching and all other activities for the team is done by volunteers. Any donation no matter how large or small will go a long way in helping this small community club.
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