Viva Espana! Viva West Calder FC 1998!

by Kenneth Taylor
 

Once in a lifetime opportunity for teenage footballers – help us make their dreams come true in Barcelona.

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We at West Calder United FC 1998 wish to take our Under 15 Football team to the tournament of a lifetime.

The tournament "Trofeo Mediterraneo III" is held between the 1st and 6th of April 2013, at Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain. The teams involved are from all over Europe and the USA, giving the players the experience of playing with and against many nationalities – what an education!

Whilst at the tournament the team can also experience the culture and atmosphere of Barcelona, which would include a tour of the world famous Camp Nou stadium. A real treat, not only for the players, but also the staff of West Calder United FC.

I have been involved with the team since its nursery days when some of the present players were only 6 years of age. I know you’re not supposed to have favourites, but to me and the other coaches and staff, this team has always been very special to us and we’d love to be able to give them the opportunity to compete on a world stage.

At WCU FC our main aim is to enjoy the game of football, be mentally and physically fit, and each year to improve and progress our performances. It’s about learning all the aspects involved in the preparation, training and taking part in competitive sport. I believe that, through football, players can learn valuable life skills i.e not to tolerate racism, sectarianism or sexism, to win and lose with dignity to show the opposition teams and Referees and officials the utmost respect, and to treat others as they would want to be treated.

The camaraderie that the players have among themselves and with the staff and committee is second to none and all of this leads to an unbelievable attitude to training and preparation of competitive sport.

I feel that the trip to Spain would not only add to their education thus far but would be a memory that they would hold for the rest of their lives. They will learn that with hard work and dedication they can succeed at school, college and university, their workplace, socially and in future relationships. All of these attributes I believe are sadly missed nowadays and the pleasure that we get from having watched them develop not only as football players but into young adults has been an extremely rewarding experience. 

The trip will cost £8,000 and we are kicking off our fundraising activities with this £2,000 goal. We’ve chosen rewards that we’re sure you will like, and we really hope that we can not only reach our target but exceed it and make our dream of competing in Barcelona a reality.

Thank you – from all of us – for your support.

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Rewards
Promise £1.00 + Slow Clap

You will receive a thank you on our Facebook Page as an acknowledgement of your support

1000 rewards, 1000 remaining
Promise £5.00 + Round of Applause

You will receive a thank on our Facebook page and an additional thank you on our team website for your encouragement and support.

200 rewards, 198 remaining
Promise £10.00 + Roar of the crowd

You will receive a thank you on our Facebook Page, website and a signed thank you card as you are now encouraging the team to go for it BIG time.

98 rewards, 92 remaining
Promise £25.00 + You've Hit The Bar

You will receive a thank you on our Facebook Page, website, a signed thank you card and a team photo, as we are piling on the pressure towards our goal!

39 rewards, 35 remaining
Promise £50.00 + Cleared Off The Line

You will receive a thank you on our Facebook Page, website, a signed thank you card and a team photo. You will also receive a signed team shirt, if you wish one. We're almost there, There is no stopping this young West Calder side!

19 rewards, 16 remaining
Promise £100.00 + They Think It's All Over!

You will receive a thank you on our Facebook Page, website, a signed thank you card and a team photo. You will also receive a signed team shirt, if you wish one. Your name or your company's name will added as a sponsor on our Club website and will be heat transferred onto the back of a player's rain jacket.

9 rewards, 7 remaining
Promise £500.00 + It is Now! C'mon the Cawther! You've Scored the Winner

You will receive a thank you on our Facebook Page, website, a signed thank you card and a team photo. You will also receive a signed team shirt. Your name or your company's name will be added as a sponsor on our Club website. YOU WILL ALSO BECOME A KIT SPONSOR WITH ALL THE BENEFITS THAT GO WITH THAT, your name will be advertised on the team's kit and you will receive an invitation to the annual Player of the Year awards ceremony.

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