Young footballers pursuing ‘dream’ trip to Sweden

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 February 2018

Weston Juniors who are raising funds to play in the Gothia Cup in Sweden.

Weston Juniors who are raising funds to play in the Gothia Cup in Sweden.


Weston Football Club hopes to send a squad of talented youngsters to a storied international tournament, and is calling on the town’s businesses for support.

The Seagulls’ under-15s starlets hope to participate in Sweden’s Gothia Cup – which has been graced by the likes of Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer and Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and need to raise money to ‘fulfil their dream’.

The team hosted a race night and auction on Saturday which raised £695, and the club is now calling for firms to sponsor the team.

Coach Nick Hutchings said: “We still have a lot of money to raise, but the race night was a huge success.

“We would like to thank a number of local businesses who sponsored races.

“If you can help the boys fulfil their dream, we are looking for a business which would like to sponsor them.”

If you are interested in sponsoring the team, call 07702 323747.

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