An Easter Fair is taking place to raise vital funds in order to help a local under 11s football team, the Hedon Pythons, to compete in an international football competition to be held in Holland.
The fair, taking place at the Alexandra Hall on Saturday 19th March 2016 from 10 am – 3 pm is part of a fundraising campaign organised by team members, parents and supporters to fund the once in a lifetime summer trip to the Dutch tournament. There are stalls still available to book. You can contact the team via Facebook (Hedon Rangers Pythons u11s)or leave a message via the Blog and we will pass it on.
Ann Fox, one of the parents supporting the team told the Hedon Blog:
“The Hedon Pythons team is run by Jonathan Storey and all boys are local and 11 years old The team was formed recently as a result of the children not being given the opportunity to play for other teams through not being as good or as popular as other team members.
“Our team’s ethos is to include all children regardless of talent. Each team member is encouraged to play to their ability and is not penalised or excluded from playing if they do not meet unrealistic football skill levels. They are encouraged and included based upon their willingness to play.
“Awards/gifts are presented during training on a weekly basis to encourage the players, this helps recognise dedication, hard work, been nice to fellow team members and having respect for themselves and others and not just for those who score the most goals or with the most talent.
“We are proud of every single team member who have all developed in so many ways over this season and would love to arrange a once in a lifetime trip for them all to compete in an international football tournament in Holland this Summer, the full cost of this trip is £5,000 and as you can imagine our monthly subs from parents does not stretch this far.
“We are working very hard to raise this money but we are a long way off from making this happen. We currently have a few stalls still available if anyone wants a stall they can contact me.”
If anybody wants a stall for the Easter Fair, or can offer the Hedon Pythons any other support, they can contact the team via Facebook (Hedon Rangers Pythons u11s) or leave a message via the Blog and we will pass it on.