With the ongoing covid-19 lockdown keeping kids off the playing fields of WIcklow and Dublin, local soccer club Greystones United AFC has been looking for a way to bring together teammates and coaches that doesn’t involve a zoom call!
The #guafcchallenge is a virtual challenge that involves some actual activity and all in aid of The Gavin Glynn Foundation.
As a club, their goal is to walk, run or cycle to all 12 venues of the EURO 2020 finals, due to be played in 2021, by asking players and coaches to get on the runners and track their efforts as the club tries to complete the equivalent distance of over 13,500km that it would take to travel from Greystones via Glasgow, London, Amsterdam, Bilbao and more all the way to Baku.
Interim Chairman, Andy O’Hara explained, “Our hope for this challenge is to engage with our members in a fun way and help energise our players, coaches and members before what we hope will be a return to the pitch very soon”. “John Glynn has spent many weekends at the club with his two children”, continues Andy, “so we thought The Gavin Glynn Foundation would be the perfect choice for us as we look to raise some funds while getting out into the spring days and evenings.”
So, you should see plenty of GUAFC crests and Gavin Glynn Foundation t-shirts around town and, if you think they look like they’re working hard, you know what to do.
Throw a few shekels to the foundation through the club’s fundraising page right here.
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