UTS has been asked if we can raise a team to play a friendly match in London on Sunday 12 December (kick-off time TBA).
The proposed game is against the Wanderers Football Club – a revival of the 19th century public school team that famously won the FA Cup five times back in eighteen hundred and something. Obviously it’s not the original players, but the team has been revived as a charity club supporting UNICEF.
If we can get 11 players for a team (preferably a couple more!) then it’s game on, but time is of the essence! Register your interest on the messageboard where there’s a thread here!
You could make a weekend in the capital, watching us choke (against) Charlton one day, having an evening out on the town, then playing a friendly on the Sunday before coming back to reality. If you don’t fancy watching Walsall, then you could come down for the day by train, or maybe organise a minibus posse.
As an extra carrot, there’s probably going to be a TV crew there doing a piece on the club. Wanderers are internationally famous and the Japanese have picked up on this – they do enjoy their idiosyncracies – so you can show your footballing skills off to an international audience*. Find out more about The Original Wanderers by visiting their official website, linked here.
All ways round, it’s not something UTS does often, so there’s no obligation for any long term commitment, just an opportunity to be part of a big day out and maybe a slice of history. Over to you.
*TV crew may not be there