Take club to Manchester

2019-07-16 06:00
The boys won the Manchester Cup last year and the club wants to send them on a trip to take part again next year.

The boys won the Manchester Cup last year and the club wants to send them on a trip to take part again next year.

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Team members from the Queenspark Soccer Club in Woodstock will be jetting off to Manchester next year and need the public’s help getting there.

They will compete in the u.12 Manchester Cup, which they brought home last year.

Club manager Nico Bester said this is a one of a kind trip that will inspire children to strive for greatness and take better decisions regarding their lives.

“We aim to get the kids off the streets where they are exposed to drugs and crime,” Bester said.

He said most of the children are from disadvantaged families where parents cannot afford to pay for their child to go on the trip.

The trip will cost about R30 000 per child.

Bester said the club has been hosting a number of fundraising events to raise money for the boys to go on the trip. A thankful heart

“Although we are grateful for the support we have been receiving from the community, we have not been able to raise enough money for the trip.”

So far, the club has raised about R18 000 through fundraising.

He said most of the boys who went on the trip last year had never been out of Cape Town.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for them to experience life outside Cape Town in that way and we are grateful that they got to go.”

Last year 15 boys went on the trip, but the club’s plan is to get more to go this year.

Apart from covering the costs of the trip, the club also needs to raise money for the boys to get new tracksuits.

The tracksuits will cost R2000 per child.

The club is in the process of being registered as a non-profit organisation, a move that will attract more sponsors.

V For more information email afcqueenspark@gmail.com.

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