Ellon man gets set for football tournament with friends

Kevin Adie with his team of friends
Kevin Adie with his team of friends

North-east teams are being urged to register in a football tournament for charity next month.

A World Cup Wonder Years tournament in aid of NSPCC Scotland will be held in Glasgow on June, 21 and seven-man-squads are being sought for the contest where they will have the chance to lift the coveted trophy.

Kevin Adie, 32, from Ellon is set to captain his team of friends when they play in the tournament.

Kevin said: “We’re all friends who’ve grown up together, and whilst we might not be quite as young and fit as we once were, it’ll be good to get everyone together for a weekend away. And the fact that we’re doing it for an amazing cause is even better!”

Men and women aged 16 and over, groups of friends, colleagues, and existing five-a-side teams from across Scotland are all welcome to take part in the event.

Registration is £50 per squad with teams asked to raise a suggested £500 in sponsorship – less than £100 per player.

Funds will help fund the NSPCC’s services in Scotland, including the free confidential helpline - ChildLine.

NSPCC Scotland fundraising manager, Stuart Rennie said: “Scotland might not have made it into a World Cup for 16 years, but World Cup Wonder Years gives fans the chance to relive the wonder of France ’98 on home soil this summer, all in the name of charity.

“Every penny raised will help NSPCC Scotland continue to deliver cutting edge services to protect children and prevent abuse. So register your squad today and make a difference to the lives of many. The more teams who get involved, the more money we’ll raise to help vulnerable children.” Teams can register for the event by visiting www.nspcc.org.uk/wonderyears.