The Blau Weiss Gotschee (BWG) U14 Academy team beat the MLS New England Revolution academy squad 2-1 this past weekend to conclude a successful fall season that saw the team go 6-3-3.
Now the boys have their sights set on Spain.
The boys have the opportunity to travel to Spain next April to play the academy teams of professional Spanish football clubs Atletico Madrid and Getafe.
Just like the city they play in, the BWG U14 Academy team is extremely diverse, with players and parents coming from countries such as Peru, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Jamaica, Ukraine, Ecuador, Ireland, Paraguay and Poland.
What they all have in common and what bonds them together as a team is their love for the game of soccer. The U14 boys have been playing seriously since they were young and have devote a significant amount of their time to the game. They practice four times a week for about two hours per night, as well as putting in extra work in their free time to keep up with their competition.
In order to reward them for their hard work, the BWG coaches have planned a trip for them to Madrid in April 2016. There the boys will attend coaching sessions conducted by the coaches from world-renowned football clubs like Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. They will also get an opportunity to play the youth academies of professional Spanish clubs and experience a live Real Madrid game.
To help get the boys to Spain, they have set up a GoFundMe page, asking for donations. Interested parties in making a donation to the BWG U14 Academy team should visit https://www.gofundme.com/995thbzv.
BWG is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so any donation is tax deductible. To get a tax deduction, rather than paying through GoFundMe, donors must issue a check payable to BW Gottschee.