In previous posts I mentioned that the Estonian FA have kindly donated a shirt while the English and Australian federations have declined our request. I have continued to contact officials in the English FA but only one individual from the many I have spoken to has so far expressed a 'positive' attitude to this project.
Personally, I think the English FA looks rather ridiculous when you compare their response to that of the Estonians. Here is the follow up letter I received from Tallinn today:
"The shirt will be send out tomorrow via a courrier as I understand so it definitely will make its way to South Africa in time. May I just say once again what a wonderful project you are being involved with and we are really proud to be part of this!
The shirt has „only“ 8 signatures as yesterday we had a match between our summer camp kids (one week summer camps are held in Estonia in June and August respectively with 500 kids each and one day is an excursion to Tallinn) and an Estonian XI, where there were also 8 national team members in the team. Unbelievable scenes, fantastic event, you can see the pictures here:
and a video here:
In 2 weeks time there is the Baltic Cup where I could have got more signatures, but I wanted to make sure that the shirt will reach you in time, so I play it safe and already send it now, even if it „just“ has 8 signatures. I hope this is OK."
Thank you Estonia. The English FA - please take note of this!
The Estonians are making you look like idiots.