With the help of Kenny Waste Management 9 young footballers from FC Bridgewater in Salford were given the chance of a lifetime and played on the pitch at the Camp Nou in Barcelona.
The team also managed to lift the trophy, running out as Under 10 winners.
The team are managed by our own Paul Eagleton and have enjoyed huge success since they first started to play together at 5 years old, Paul said ” The lads are a great team and a really good group to manage, we’ve won tournaments consistently since they were 6 years old and the lads are a credit to the club and their parents, to win such a prestigious tournament as the Europa Cup in such an iconic stadium as the Camp Nou was an experience that they’ll never forget and one that wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic support from our sponsors.
It’s not every day that you get the chance to run out onto the pitch at the Camp Nou and as soon as we heard about the tournament the lads and their parents were adamant that we had to find a way to raise the money to do it. The lads raised a lot of the money themselves by doing 100 kilometres of sponsored running and bag packing at a local supermarket but the cost of kits and everything else that goes with a trip to Barcelona was huge and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help from the Directors at Kenny Waste Management.
Neil Mackey, MD at Kenny Waste Management said, ” I’m sure the memories will live with the lads for a long time and they’ll dine out on it for years to come, we’re always happy to help local teams in the communities that we operate in and we’re delighted that the lads not only had a fantastic time but won the tournament as well.”