Toby’s USA Football Tournament

by Toby Neal in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England

Toby’s USA Football Tournament

Support Toby Neal in his trip to the Dallas Cup this Spring with the Truro College Chelsea FC Foundation team.

by Toby Neal in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England

We did it
On 13th February 2018 we successfully raised £1,000 with 15 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

If, by some miracle, I manage to hit my target, the stretch goal will help cover help me pay mum & dad back!


I’m currently a first-year student at Truro College, studying a BTEC Sports Diploma and where I’m part of the Chelsea FC Foundation Team who compete against some of the top clubs in the UK (Tottenham, Luton, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and more).

The Chelsea FC Foundation team have been invited to take part in the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, which takes place in Texas, USA. The competition is an invitational event, and it is one of the largest youth football tournaments in the world – where many of the next generation of pros are to be found (Beckham & Rooney both played there in the past). I will be playing against some of the best players my age, and I will be watched by professional scouts from all over the globe.

The trip is two weeks long over the Easter break, and consists of three days in Boston and then eleven days in Dallas – where I will be taking part in the tournament. I’ll be staying with an American family for the duration of the time I will be there and it’s obviously a massive opportunity for me as I have loved football all my life. To get the opportunity to play in one of the biggest tournaments in the world is a dream come true for me.

As you can probably guess, the trip is pretty costly (just short of £2000 all in) and mum & dad are helping out with some of this but I need to raise/earn the rest of the funds myself. It’s a huge chance for me and I don't want an opportunity like this to go to waste, so I’m opening it up to friends & family help out and offering a few ‘rewards’ to encourage you! The wider team are doing various fund-raising events to help with some of the additional trip costs, and we also have formal sponsorship opportunities for businesses big or small (if you are interested in sponsorship, please contact me through the Crowdfunder site)

Thanks for taking the time to read through the story, and I hope you can help. I really value you any support you can give.

Toby.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Dog walking

I’ll give your pup a top-class run for a tenner!

£20 or more

Car wash (in & out)

Bright and shiny ride…

£20 or more

Baby-sit for an evening

I come highly recommended…

£25 or more

Your name on a custom hoodie

We have official kit to wear on match days, but on rest days I’ll be wearing a custom hoodie with all the names of my supporters printed on it.

£25 or more

Window clean (downstairs)

Does what it says on the tin. If you have a massive house, we may need to negotiate!

£50 or more

Window clean (whole house)

Does what it says on the tin, with bells on. Again, if you have a massive house, we may need to negotiate!

£50 or more

Meal at the Neal’s (Friend’s Special)

We will be hosting a USA special meal for friends and family. Ribs, burgers and fries…

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Cat & Pip original signed drawing

Mum has agreed to do a limited run of drawings from her Words And Your Heart book, personally signed for you!

£100 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Logo design

Dad has agreed to design a logo for your business, house, band, project, product, club, whatever you need…

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