What aspiring footballer wouldn’t leap at the opportunity to see Juan Mata pull the strings in the middle of the Old Trafford pitch, to see Anthony Martial surge through opposition defences, or witness the calming influence of Bastian Schweinsteiger? One club that are being given this experience is Jervistons 2003s, all thanks to Trans World Soccer.
Speaking exclusively to Youth Football Scotland, Jerviston’s coach, Liam Murphy, spoke of his and the players’ delight to have won the opportunity. “It is a fantastic experience for our boys to visit Old Trafford and watch a Premiership game. This is an opportunity which most of our boys would never get the chance to experience.”
“To be able to see some world class players and sample the atmosphere of the Theatre of Dreams is something which they will always remember.”
As they leave Motherwell at 9.30am, before them awaits a visit to the Manchester United Superstore, a chance to pick up some souvenirs to remember the occasion by. Following that, they will be guided to their seats, where they will witness the Red Devils take on Sunderland. Murphy revealed to us how this unique chance came about: “One of the parents of our goalkeeper, Luke Robertson entered a competition with Trans World Soccer and won this fabulous trip to Old Trafford. The boys in our team are 12 and 13 years of age and religiously watch Match of the Day every week to watch their idols in the Premiership.”
“Most of them have only ever dreamed of being able to go to a Premiership match to be able to go to a stadium like Old Trafford and to watch one of the best teams in the world is a dream for them and such a wonderful competition for Trans World Soccer to have organised.”
Moving back to Jerviston’s season, Murphy was keen to highlight his players’ enjoyment of their step up this campaign. “This is the first season that our team has played competitive 11 a side football. The season has only just started and the boys have thoroughly enjoyed the step up from 7 a side games. They have competed well in the three league games they have played, winning one and narrowly losing two games and have gone through to the second round of the Scottish Cup.”
Results come second for Murphy, who insists that development is the main aim. “The aims for the season are to continue to develop all the boys in the team, improving their technique and skill level and to maintain their enthusiasm and enjoyment for football. We want to compete in every game and to see the players and the team continue to improve.”
“We have an excellent group of players who have a strong bond as a team and a love of football that we want to nurture and help them to enjoy their 1st season playing 11 a side football.”
Trans World Soccer is an award winning and values-led sports travel company that gives school groups and youth football clubs of all abilities the opportunity to experience life as a superstar footballer across 4 Tour destinations - UK; Spain; USA and Dubai.
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