Ellon lads prepare for Barcelona

The Ellon Under 15s team are gearing up for their trip to Barcelona
The Ellon Under 15s team are gearing up for their trip to Barcelona

An Ellon team are gearing up for a week spent playing football in the sunshine.

The lads from Ellon Meadows under 15s are counting down the days before they head off to take part in the Trofeo Mediteranneo Football tournament in Barcelona.

The team jet off this weekend with their coaches – Brian Scott, Ronnie Kain, Barry Alves and “lucky” dad Rab Chalk!

The team and their families have been busily fundraising over the past year to raise funds for the trip.

Their target has now been met thanks to some help and sponsorship from the following companies – Cranetek Ltd, TWMA Ltd, Hunting Energy Services, Ferguson Group, Scott Direct, William Nicol Ltd, Royal Bank of Scotland, and The Middleton Trust.

Fundraising activities included a sponsored walk from Balmedie to Newburgh Beach, a race-night, casino night, Christmas shopping event, bake sale, bottle stall as well as a football shoot out at the Ellon Gala.

The team would like to thank all those involved for their help and support, as well as their familes and friends for their continued support.

Families wish them the team good luck and hope that they can carry on the success of the 2010 team who won the tournament.

The team have now set up a Twitter page to allow everyone at home to keep in the touch with their away games and trips.

Follow them @EllonMeadows99s.