Monday, June 7
England became the first national team at the World Cup finals to comfirm that they will definitely NOT be donating a shirt to this project.
I guess an England fan cycling and hitch-hiking 6500 kilometres across Africa is expecting a bit too much asking for a signed shirt.
The answer from the English FA was rather predictable and sounded remarkably like a cut and paste job:
"As you can imagine we receive a significant volume of requests of this nature and it is not possible to please everyone.
As such The FA has a charity policy which we re-evaluate every year, and these are our chosen partners that we seek to assist as much as possible."
Special thanks today goes out to Gavin McKernan in Dublin, Ireland. Gavin got in contact yesterday and told us that he would like to donate 4 or 5 international shirts to the project.
This is a fantastic gesture, particularly when you consider that the majority of the national teams we have contacted are still ignoring our emails and phone calls.
Gavin McKernan 5 England 0
If you would like to send us your shirt, please post it to:
Premier Soccer League
PO BOX 15740