UNABLE to train together or play matches for the last few months, seventeen players of the MSB Woolton St Pauli FC Under 12’s Boys Team decided to raise funds for end of life charity Marie Curie by running 800 miles between them, and have raised more than £1,300 so far.
Head Coach Chris McIver, whose 12 year old son Christopher is in the team and took part in the challenge, said “The boys were really missing training and playing football together since lockdown began and in order to keep them united as a team, keep their fitness levels up and have some fun at the same time, we decided to run the equivalent distance from our Liverpool Simpson’s training ground to our namesake St Pauli in Hamburg – 800 miles split between all seventeen players and coaches during June”.
Twelve year old MSB Woolton St Pauli FC Under 12’s player Christopher McIver (whose Dad Chris coaches the team) said: “We all had to fit our runs in with our school work and logged our daily runs on the Strava app so that we could keep an eye on our group total. It was hard work, but we all kept in touch every day to see how we were doing and are really pleased to have completed the 800 miles as a team and raised so much money for Marie Curie”.
Ruth Todd, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie said: “An enormous thank you from all at Marie Curie to the team, coaches and parents too, who also joined in the running.”