Gothia Cup 2011 – Bromley by Bow FC U18
The Match Schedule’s are released as the Bromley by Bow U18 Squad prepares for the Gothia Cup 2011 in Sweden in a few week’s time. The team that they will play in the group stages are
Academy of Baghdad,
Gunnilse IS &
La Academia FC. (Fixtures).
BBBCO & its supporters will like to wish them the very best and hope it provides a great learning experience as the Cup hosts 1600 teams from up to 65 countries around the globe.
Below are some important notes for the players that are going and to the Parent/Guardians…
MEETING POINT & AIRPORT TRANSFER:
Bromley By Bow Community organisation has booked a coach to leave Marner Centre at 04:00 AM sharp. Please ensure that your child is dropped off at the centre by 03.00 AM latest. The coach WILL leave on time and anyone who is not on board, will be left behind to make their own travel arrangement to the airport. Due to the early nature of our departure, we are aware that some parents may find it difficult to drop off their children, therefore, we have made provisions to keep the Marner Centre open from 08.30 P.M on the evening of Friday 15th July 2011 so that you may bring your child with their luggage and other items that they will need. Our centre has provisions for a range of activities that your child can take part in and we will provide light refreshments. Transfer from Gothenburg to our accommodation will be by pre arranged bus.
All passengers are entitled to carry one piece of hand luggage on to the plane which is should be a maximum volume of
56 x 45 x 25. These should only contain essential items of clothing. Please ensure that any items of toiletries or liquids packed in the hand luggage are no more than 100ml. Items that are above the 100ml limit should be put in a separate carrier bag. Bromley By Bow FC will provide large sports bag which will be checked in at the airport. This will save space in passenger’s hand luggage by allowing all football items to be packed together such as boots / shin pads / socks / kits / balls and liquid items that are above 100ml.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:
All players will be staying and sleeping at school accommodation. The group will all be kept together at all times and Mattresses will be provided. Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner will be provided but we will also advise parents to provide additional pocket money should they prefer to eat out.
There will be 8 supervising adults travelling with the group of players to ensure maximum safety. All travelling staff are CRB checked, 4 of which are qualified First Aiders. In the unlikely event of any injuries caused as a result of their participation in this tournament, adequate insurance is in place to cover basic treatment whilst abroad.
Players will be reminded that they will be representing Bromley By Bow FC throughout the duration of the trip and will have to follow strict instructions to ensure their own safety and well being. Their behaviour both on and off the pitch will be of paramount importance. Anyone found guilty of gross misconduct which reflects badly on this club will not take any further part in this tournament and be accompanied home immediately. We would like to ask, as parents to please remind your child of their behaviour and their responsibilities too.
Bromley By Bow Community Organisation will not be held responsible for any criminal charges brought by the local law enforcements as a result of individuals behaviour. We will provide support where possible but in such scenario which we believe is extremely unlikely, we will contact parents who will be required to make arrangements to travel to Gothenburg.
PASSPORTS & VISA:
Please ensure that your child has a valid passport. We have requested photo copies of all passports so if you have not provided this yet, please do so A.S.A.P so that we can ensure that we have all the correct information according to the flight details. If there are visa requirement, please ensure the necessary requirements are met. If you are not sure, please contact Oli on 07985241794
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Bromley By Bow FC will hold an open drop in session on Monday 11th July 2011 @ 7:00 P.M to be held at the Marner Centre. This will give parents the opportunity to come and meet other parents who have children travelling as well as the supervising adults who will also be travelling. We will be at hand to address any questions or concerns that you may have about the trip.
The exiting Gothia World Youth Cup 2011 Under 18 categories will is the biggest tournament of its kind and hosts 1600 team from up to 65 countries around the globe including professional academy players from top footballing nations. It attracts the best young players from around the world including teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, FC Porto, Ajax, Benfica, Lyon, Marseille, Feyenoord etc. Additionally, coaches and scouts from around the world attend the event constantly on the lookout for players that catch their eyes. Past participants in the tournament include Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robinho, Ryan Babel, Joe Cole, Andrea Pirlo and Xabi Alonso amongst others.
The club and its coach are confident that we will do well with the 18 member squad that they have selected. Please join us in wishing the club, staffing members and player the very best of luck. Details of Team progress and other updates including ways to contact us while we are in Gothenburg will be updated on our website www.bbbco.co.uk or via our twitter page www.twitter.com/bbbfc – (@bbbfc)
Please contact me directly on the number below for any questions that you may have and I will be happy assist. If you are unable to attend the open drop in session on Monday 11th July 2011 @ 7:00 P.M and would like to still meet, please contact me. Please visit the following website for more details of Gothia world youth Cup 2011 where you can view the brochure of what the tournament is all about www.gothiacup.se