Get your football(athon) boots on for bibic!
Somerset children’s charity bibic, in partnership with Yeovil Town Football Club, is calling for football teams of all ages and abilities to get their boots on and take part in their first ever 12-hour Footballathon!
The match will kick off at 8am on FRIDAY 28th September at Yeovil Town’s Huish Park STADIUM and carry on in 30-minute games throughout the day until 8pm.
Members of YTFC’s first-team squad will be getting involved on the pitch as will players from the club’s Academy. The Jolly Green Giant and bibic bear may even make an appearance!
Teams can register for £10 here where they can choose their preferred time slot to play on the day – players will also be encouraged to seek sponsorship to help bibic continue its vital support for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities.
Fantastic prizes will be up for grabs for teams and individual players and those that manage to raise the most amount of sponsorship for bibic will be rewarded for their efforts!
After your match, there will be plenty to keep you entertained with tours of the stadium, the Rock and Pop Foundation and your chance to have a go at Paralympic sport of Boccia.
Lynda Williams from bibic said:
“We’re looking forward to bringing the community together to play Football this September! It’s a great way to support children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. We invite people of all ages and abilities to join us for a half an hour match on September 28th to keep the football going! Schools, companies, community groups can all get involved and raise money to change the lives of children and their families.”
Jazz Summers, mother to Mia who is currently on a bibic programme said:
“Until we came to bibic I had no idea if I would ever be able to help my daughter. Mia acquired brain damage, cerebral palsy and epilepsy at birth. I was told she wouldn’t be able to do much at all. I was terrified. bibic has changed our lives and given us hope. Mia’s life has improved so much. She has developed more in the last six months than she has in the eight years of her life.”
A spokesperson for Yeovil Town Football Club said:
“We’re delighted to be hosting bibic’s first ever Footballathon at Huish Park. The work and service they provide is vital for families in the local community and we hope we can use the power of football to raise money for a fantastic charity because bibic can certainly have a profound effect on people’s lives.”