I sent a text out midweek about planning a Christmas party for the team and their brothers/sisters, nothing fancy just a small function, maybe a Dj, small buffet, maybe medals and a trophy each to celebrate Christmas etc
This was for my u7s team, I have 6 players with subs of £2 per week total of £48-£60 per month income from subs.
Anyway, I sent a text saying the party would cost approximately £250 which equates to about £40 per child.
I suggested a range of quick ways to raise funds on the text, bonus ball, raffle, or sell tickets for the party to the friends and families.
I received NO response at all, Sunday’s game came and after the game I spoke to everyone to see what there thoughts were. Clearly 2 of the parents had discussed this all week and said the most insulting words possible to me with an air of suspicion
“Where’s all the money gone?”
Had I been in a different setting my reaction may have been different, I informed these parents that there £2 per week believe it or not wasn’t enough to cover strips/league fees/training fees/medals/trophies/ref fees etc.
I am SOOOO angry that I was made to feel that I had done something with the money, the truth is it actually costs me money!!!!
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