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WFC Youth launch Race to the Euros

by: theterras

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Weymouth FC Youth are excited to launch Race to the Euros!

Lockdown 3.0 and Covid-19 has had a far reaching negative effect on everyone but especially the young minds of our players. So we at Weymouth FCs Youth Section, thought how we could help keep our players bodies and minds active and healthy whilst helping others in need

Following in the footsteps of our Women’s team we created a virtual Race to the Euros in the spirit of football, as football is what we love and miss.

We have mapped a virtual route from London to visit every qualifying country in the Euro 2020/21 competition and end up back at Wembley, the home of English football.

Our players, staff, managers, parents, carers, brothers, sisters etc will be walking, running, cycling, recording their daily steps and submitting them to be recorded as two totals. A team total and a club total. The club total will count towards our journey on the European map in a race to get around and be back in London. The team total will be recorded as the team with the largest distance travelled will receive a prize from the club.

This is no easy task! We have over 21,000 km to cover but with a combined effort we are sure we can do it.

We are fundraising for more than one cause. One half of the monies raised will be donated to The Three Ells Trust. A children’s cancer charity that works closely with our local hospitals children’s ward and helped a brave young man called Kyle who was a Weymouth FC fan, a football fan and local youth player and genuinely a lovely lad and a huge loss.

The other half will be divided between local causes such as donating to local food banks and local people in our community who are struggling as an effect of the pandemic.

If you can please donate to help support our young players from 7 – 17 years and their family, to raise money by keeping fit and active. Every little counts – we know lots of people are struggling financially so from the bottom of our hearts we thank you. Please share and help spread the word of our efforts.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/weymouthfcracetotheeuros