- By: Naadir Hodgson
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/minisoccer-school
My name is Naadir Hodgson, the team manager and I am raising funds for a very talented u12 Minisoccer School Soccer Team who will be travelling to Portugal to participate in the Cascais Iber Cup by special invitation from the 6th-10th April 2020. They are no ordinary team and have been together since u7, winning virtually every trophy in every age-group along the way. Most recently, they won the u10 Futsal League in 2017 whilst all still u9, the u10 Dubai Super Cup in 2018 and the FC Kapstadt/Lucky Star National Tournament in 2019. They also won the Tygerberg District u12 knockout cup playing in the Tramway FC u12 team whilst still only u11.
Minisoccer School (http://minisoccer.co.za/) is not an academy, but a school for beginners and some kids who prefer not to play for formal clubs. Everyone is accepted and those who stand out, are often referred to clubs in the southern suburbs area, especially Tramway FC whom we have a special relationship with. However, the school currently has a team of high-performance players who, based on winning the Dubai Super Cup in April 2018, have now been invited to participate in the prestigious Cascais Iber Cup in Portugal, leaving on the 4th of April 2020. Unfortunately, not all of the players are by means to pay the costs and this fundraiser is to assist them with this.
The parents of the nine players travelling with a coach and manager, have been fundraising since last year for this trip with a fundraising dinner having been held in November 2019. It was themed "Honouring the Legends" honouring octogenarians such as the legendary Basil "Puzzy" Jansen. However, this and other fundraising efforts, have not been enough and we still need funds to assist some players to be able to afford the trip with payments already overdue.
The cost (including visas) is approximately R26500-00 per person travelling which will include travel, accommodation, kit and three meals per day. Funds for at least three kids amounting to a total of R79500-00 is still required.
*As per the campaign creator's request, funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant institution*
- Mar 03, 2020 - R 2 625.00
- "Good luck in Portugal" - Nick
- Mar 02, 2020 - R 200.00
- "You go boys & enjoy! " - Nabs
- Mar 01, 2020 - R 100.00
- "Remember us when you are famous on day! 1st Blackpool, then Iber, then Liverpool: you go boys!" - Anonymous
- Feb 28, 2020 - R 200.00
Good Luck boys" - Nerima