After Wales doing so well its football fever at home and in the boy’s school, yes we might now have been knocked out but we are still extremely proud of how the team performed and what they achieved. It’s actually encouraged a new love of football for my boys; a passion for the sport they did not have before! Years ago they both tried football training but never really got into it. But things seem to be changing. They have started playing FIFA on the XBOX and kicking a football around at school more.
I like it as lots of their friends follow football and its nice seeing them developing an interest too, although I am not quite so accepting of all the 50p’s they are spending on stickers for their Euro 2016 book! It’s spiralling out of control… I dread to think what the combined total spent would be, according to the Maths genius in this article he reckons £374! Having two to fill, we could have booked a nice holiday instead.
On the back of their new-found interest I would love to fundraise to organise one of the school football club tours with Absolute Travel. Another parent raised a considerable amount and booked a session in the fun centre for their child’s class but I think a football themed trip would be ideal after the excitement of Wales in Euro 2016. The boys were a little down about the result so a trip would be very welcome right now to lift their spirits.
Tours mean they get to see behind the scenes of the places where the action happens. They can learn more about the facilities and even take part in training. Last time I did some fundraising for the school I gave it to the committee to decide how it was spent, my two fundraisers made a grand total of £1,000 – that went on things like curtains – which might be necessary but is also quite dull! So if I did fundraise again I would pick out and book a tour myself. I want my boys to get more out of life and experiences like that will create memories to last a lifetime, curtains on the other hand will be quickly forgotten I am sure!