I can confirm that The Chelsea Echo have entered a 7-a-side football team who will feature on the Stamford Bridge holy grounds this summer, on an open day event ran by Sure!
Eight of our lucky writers/contributors/friends of the publication here at The Echo, are lucky enough to be selected for an Echo all star team, who will be taking part in a 7s Tournament on Friday morning, May 31st.
The day is organised by Sure, and will feature a BBQ at the end of the tournament, and will be a dream come true for many aspiring footballers.
Here is our Echo FC Line Up!
Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh)
You may know Younes from Twitter, and his popular YouTube channel. A popular figure amongst the Chelsea community (especially when he steers clear of politics!), 26-year old Younes trained at semi pro level for two months and had FIFA affiliated trials at Stamford Bridge! Younes Chelsea dream ended quicker than it started, but he’s now set to finally play on that Chelsea pitch!
Daniel Childs (@SonOfChelsea)
Daniel is a regular Echo Writer and Hosts our Podcasts. 21-year old Daniel is a useful left footer who has plenty of playing experience mainly in midfield. He has dreamt of playing at Stamford Bridge since the age of 5 (like most of us!), and his excitement featuring in this event is barely containable!
Louis Beneventi (@Louis_Beneventi)
Louis is a good friend of The Echo and someone who we will be collaborating with a lot in the future. You’ll be aware of him from his popular YouTube Channel ‘100% Chelsea’. A passionate Chelsea supporter since birth, 20-year old Louis is a classic Sunday League player who will turn up with a hangover, throw up at half time, but still boss that holding midfield role!
21-year old Johnny is another midfielder who played for Ipswich Town elite when he was younger and is currently doing bits for his University side.
Ben Hardicre (@BenHardicre)
Ben might have to go in goal, due to him being the only one who’s admitted to playing there before! You’ll recognise him from The Echo, Ben is a contributor and Vlogger for us.
26-year old Ben would have liked to be playing football more regularly as he did when he was younger, but he instead chose to watch the mighty Chelsea every Saturday instead.
The man we will look to for the goals, 26-year old Tom is our only declared Centre Forward! Tom has been a regular in the amateur leagues and is currently playing for Keinton Park Rangers in Somerset.
Nathan is the 19-year old son of our regular Match Previewer Kevin Peacock (@Techlec2000), and will hopefully inject the youthful energy needed to conquer at The Bridge! Nath classes himself as a ‘Regista’, something that I’m sure his Father is over the moon about!
Guy is currently on a gap year with Nathan before starting University. Both have played regular football whilst growing up and 19-year old Guy is our only self declared defensive player!
So at this point, our tactics will be to feed Louis, let him spray it around majestically, contain possession with Dan, release it to Younes and watch him shine, before letting Tom unleash the hammer!
I think we might be in for some high scoring games at both ends!
I believe tickets will be available for the day if you wish to spectate, more information will be available here soon..
Up The Echo!