Football fever is already building as we approach this summer’s World Cup.
And whilst Scotland may be notably absent again this year, fans can still hear the noise of the Tartan Army boys if they sign up for NSPCC Scotland’s very own World Cup Wonder Years tournament, kicking off in Glasgow on June 21.
The children’s charity is looking for up to 32 seven-man-squads to sign up and compete for a chance to lift the coveted trophy in its hotly contested tournament, held in association with Goals.
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, whilst supporting an amazing cause.
“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.”
The tournament is open to men and women aged 16 and over from across Scotland.
Groups of friends, colleagues, and existing five-a-side teams are all encouraged to take part.
Registration is £50 per squad and teams are asked to raise a suggested £500 in sponsorship – less than £100 per player.
Money raised will help fund the NSPCC’s services in Scotland, including ChildLine – the free and confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people.
Teams can register for the event online at www.nspcc.org.uk/wonderyears