A great idea !! and I know already that several of the FFF events have been very popular with the fans. They are true to their mission statement, providing value-for-money experiences and raising
money for charity along the way. I am delighted to provide my input and give them advice when needed.
Tony Cottee - Football For Fans Consultant
At last! a company run by fans which specialises in giving the fans what they want. I know what the stadium experiences mean to the supporters and I thoroughly enjoy doing the events. It's a dream come true for many and it's nice to see people with smiles on their faces. It is my pleasure to advise Football For Fans where I can.
Frank McAvennie - Football For Fans Consultant
What a fantastic day, I've had some great feedback from the parents, and more importantly the boys. I admire your team’s commitment in sorting all this out, when I was their age I never had this type of opportunity to play on a professional football ground. Upton Park was such a treat for everyone. Can you please pass on our thanks to your team who did such a fantastic job.
C.Locke - Leigh Ramblers
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic day at West Ham yesterday. It was a brilliant experience for both the players and the supporters. The organisation of the whole day from start to finish was flawless. A big ‘Thank you’ to yourself and all at Football for Fans.
J.King - Ekco Whitecaps
Just wanted to congratulate you and Football For Fans on a great event at Southampton. The whole day went really well and I thought Matt Le Tissier was superb with everyone, signing loads of autographs etc. One of our less confident players wasn't going to participate but we persuaded him to come along and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. You can tell already that the whole experience has boosted his confidence. I would like to wish Football For Fans all the best for the future and having now done the West Ham and Southampton events with your company I would tell anyone that your stadium experiences are well organised and are definitely value for money."
K.Thomas - Brixham United
Thank you for putting on a wonderful tournament for the boys this weekend. The organisation was excellent and the overall experience of playing at a top stadium was superb. The boys, parents and supporters are sure to remember the day for a long time to come. I would not hesitate to recommend your event to any coach looking to provide something different and special for their team.
D. Webb - Valley Colts
I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for the work put in by everybody at 'Football for Fans' to ensure a great experience for the kids. Yes, it did help that the sun shone and that both of my teams reached their respective finals and came home with some silverware, but we would have enjoyed the event regardless. I know it is a considerably high cost per player compared to other tournaments, but I guarantee that my kids will remember the day for a very, very long time - they won't remember too much about the majority of other tournaments and you can't put a price on those positive memories.
The organisation was superb, the facilities were obviously of the highest order, the referees were friendly and worked hard to make it an enjoyable event and the staff representing 'Football for Fans' couldn't do enough for us and put on a great tour of the dressing room area. As a tournament organiser myself, I appreciate that a lot of people have put in a big shift to ensure that the whole event went smoothly and on behalf of the parents, players and coaching teams from Knebworth Youth Football Club I'd like to place on record our appreciation of that effort.
S.Cook - Knebworth Youth
We would like to thank you for a lovely day. We were there Sat morning; I can understand the situation you were in a very frustrating when you had checked everyone’s times. But we think you made a good call, those boys/girls would have been so disappointed and being local could still get there. Our boys and families loved the day, and from the ones I have spoken to are interested in going again next year or try another club just to keep other than West Ham fans happy. I think what you are doing is great it’s for a very good cause, and the kids love it, it’s not every day you get the chance to play on West Ham’s pitch.
Please keep us posted of future events.
Well done to you and your team
J. Clark - Wickford Town
I would like to thank you and everyone you involved in the tournament. On behalf on my boys who played the parents who attended and the coaches, we all had a fantastic time. I’m sure the boys will treasure every moment. Probably for some, more so as they grow older!
We found it very welcoming and very professionally organised. From the moment we arrived in our cars, the stewards outside directing us into the stadium too the guys showing us around the players changing rooms. The teams we played against were very present too. The way in which the game were played and refereed was delightful.
A.McMeechan - Buntingford Cougars
Just a line to say a big thank you for Sunday. All the boys and parents had a fantastic day and all the parents said what a really well organised tournament this was. It was really nice to meet Matt and what a nice guy he is. On top of that the lovely sunshine what more could we have asked for. Once again many thanks for a great tournament and please pass this on to your colleagues who as well nothing was too much trouble for them. Already looking forward to next year.
G. Marlow – Fishergate FC
Just a big thank you for the tournament on Sunday at Southampton. All the team family and friends had a great day and would defo be back either at Southampton or West Ham next year, unless you get Anfield...!! Thanks again. Keep in touch.
S.May - Exwick Youth
On behalf of Bashley Youth I would like to thank you for a sensational day at St Mary's Stadium, Parents, Grandparents, Uncles and Aunt's and not forgetting the player's had a spectacular day to remember!
The organisation, the weather, and Matt being present made it all that much more special for everybody there, a day I am sure will remain with all forever. Football for Fans has delivered exactly what it has set out to do, give the young kids the opportunity to feel special and play football in the best stadiums in the country whilst raising money for charity.
Again both Paul and myself would like to thank "Football for Fans" for a special day.
R. Cusick - Bashley Youth
Just wanted to drop you a line to say what a wonderful event you organised today, quite exceptional. My boys and parents had a truly memorable experience despite the fact we lost by a +1 goal difference.
We will be seeing you next year! I have already told 3 other managers who are all interested.
Well done to you and your team.
R. Philby – Cove FC
May I congratulate you on organising such an excellent tournament at Upton Park.
Both of our Trinity teams- players, managers, coaches, supporters and parents were treated to a very special day and we are grateful to you for making it possible.The photographs are wonderful and we will cherish the memories of the day forever.
M. Stannard, Trinity FC, Broadstairs - Kent
A big thank you for organising the GPI tournament at Upton Park. All the boys are still buzzing about playing on a premiership pitch and their stories are echoing round the local schools. It was a great event and very well organised. Your efforts are very much appreciated.
T. Driscoll, Reeves Rangers, Reading - Berks
Just a quick e-mail to say thanks for organising the tournament on Sunday, it was excellent, our boys had a great day.
L. Healey, Tigers FC, Hornchurch - Essex
Just a note to say many thanks for the way that you organised and ran the tournament on Sunday. I thought that the day went fantastically well and was very well thought out. The time management of the day including the teams visit to the changing rooms went really well, it must have been a nightmare to sort it all out!! I thought that the programme was of a very good standard, a fantastic keepsake on its own not to mention the certificates that the boys got.
All the boys had a great time and will take away memories that will last forever.
Once again, many thanks and we would certainly be interested in being involved in something similar in the future if you was to run another event. Well done !
R. Marriott, Abbey Ath, Peterborough - Cambs
I just thought i would drop you a line to say what a great time the boys had on Sunday they were all thrilled to bits to be involved in such a great event and we would like to thank you for organising everything so well ..although we were a bit out of our league we managed to defend very well we were just a bit short up front...if you are organising any similar events in the future please keep us in mind as we would love to take part in another tournament like that....
C.Loadman, West Sutton Little League, North Cheam - Surrey
Just a note to say how much our boys really enjoyed the tournament on Sunday, it was well organised and fantastic to see all the kids having the time of their lives.
You also did so well to arrange the weather!
K. Clements, The Worthies, Winchester - Hampshire
Congrats on a splendid day yesterday. All your work certainly paid off.Our crew had a ball, it was a great experience for them. Please pass on my thanks to all you staff and helpers on the day, their input and attitude was tremendous.
Here's to next year.
R.McNab, St.John’s, Sligo - Ireland
Just to let you know that a great day was had by all yesterday.It was fantastic. All the kids loved it. It was especially relevant for me and my son Jake - who scored a winning penalty in the plate shootout final - a memory he will keep for life!
J. Hight, Frome Sports, Frome – Somerset
Thanks for the most fantastic day for the Boys they were treated to a day of how a superstar feels and they loved every minute of it, the tunnel they came out of, the playing on the actual turf, the whole sense of occasion was fantastic.
Thanks for the work you put in.
S.Eames - West Wratting Youth, West Wratting – Cambs
Just to congratulate you and everyone who made today run so well. Our boys had a fantastic time today and yesterday and look forward to coming back next year.
J.Roach - Cambourne Eagles, Cambridge - Cambs
Just to let you know everyone had a great day.
After a poor start we managed to sneak through all the way to the 2nd tier final but lost on penalties. My wife e-mailed me today and said my son was crying this morning and didn't want to go to school and wanted to go back to the tournament. That proves he had a fantastic day.
P.Cramer - Aztec FC, Dagenham - Essex
Just a quick note to say a big (enormous) thank you for such a great day out on Saturday.All of the boys and their parents thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was a fabulous day out.I'm still buzzing with excitement. Not only the opportunity to play at the home of football; winning all 4 games; and my boy scoring. It really doesn’t get any better !
J.Clarke - Stortford & Langley Hammers, Bishop’s Stortford - Herts
Thank you for a great day the kids loved it they haven't stopped talking about it,George was a nice bloke and took time to talk to you.as one of my lads said it was a wicked day and can we come back next year. Personally i could not have asked for more from the day and it was a great experience for all involved and we look forward to the DVD.
J.P.Warner - Cornard Dynamos, Great Cornard - Suffolk
Just to thank you and the guys at West Ham for a cracking Tournament last weekend 1st June. My son Thomas and myself Assistant Coach for AFC Sudbury u9's, being West Ham Fans were in our element to actually be on the pitch to enter the changing rooms and walk out the Tunnel was a day we will never forget. I'm sure the players at West Ham realise how privileged they are and how highly us Irons fans think of them for one moment my being lost within my own mind that I was walking out with the first Team to "I'm forever blowing bubbles"
The whole Team had a great time Jeff and we thank you and all involved for making our Dreams come true by being part of a fantastic Tournament at a Fantastic club for a great cause.
M.Davis - AFC Sudbury, Sudbury - Suffolk
I just wanted to say thank you for the West Tournament. All the players and parents have contacted me saying how wonderful it was and that they will never forget the experience.I know its hard work for you to organise but you really are making dreams come true.
C.Curtis - Wadhurst JFC – Wadhurst, East Sussex
Hi there Jeff, we would like to stress our thanks for such a memorable day on the 1st June we took part in the U-10’s Tournament – County Park FC and to our delight we managed to win it. All the boys and parents were impressed by the organization and the trophies and certificates the boys received.
N.Major - County Park, Hornchurch - Essex
The tournament was fantastic and a real credit to yourself and the organisers on a great day. We all said we'd love to do it again next year providing there's enough spaces. Once again many thanks for getting us in this years event it was much appreciated.
Another enjoyable day at West Ham and extra special as well to share the field with my brother and nephew at the same time. The other lads really enjoyed their day out too. Certainly, if the opportunity comes up again, we have all said we would like to be involved once again (we would have an additional interested party too who has since spoken of playing should an opportunity arise). So certainly, please keep me posted if the club are happy to run this again next year and you need some recruits for the day. Thank you once again for all your hard work organising the event.
I wanted to mail you sooner rather than later to thank you and your team for a great day, we all felt that we could have won the competition and no one team was dominant which made the day more enjoyable. Every player in my squad left the ground with a smile on their face after fulfilling dreams of playing and some even scoring at Upton Park. They will remember it for a long time. It doesn't need saying that we will be very interested in participating again next year.
Can I just thank you again for an absolutely fantastic day out yesterday. The event was really well organised, the experience was great and everybody got value for money.After 30 odd years of trying I've finally got to play on the sacred turf and that's all down to you organising this event. I'll never forget yesterday.
Credit also to Frank, I've met him briefly a couple of times but yesterday found out how genuine and down to earth the bloke is, he made time for everybody which was really nice to see. Great work.
I contacted you via westhamonline back in December 06 about the tournament and passed it on to Glen, my son, the rest is history as they say. Just wanted to say what a great day was had by all regardless of outcome. I thought the organisation was superb and realise what a lot of effort was put in to it so I say a BIG thank you to you and all involved for that and Frank was and is a star a real nice guy please pass that on and glad that money was raised for charity
B. Allan, Upney FC
Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day last Friday, everyone of my team have said they have wonderful memories now from the day. Every part of the day was great and a massive thank you must go to yourself for organising it all.
G.Allan - Upney FC
Just thought i would drop you an e-mail to say what a great day me and my dad had at upton park on the 15th of may.
I would like to say thank you to you and your staff on such a well organised event and for making it a day to remember (not just because i missed the penalty in the final!) but to play in the same team as Frank was brilliant. Hopefully i will be back there next season and enjoy another great day.See you at the legends night at the Queens .
It was fantastic. All of us had the best time, even the Liverpool supporter amongst us said it couldn't have been any better, but for the 3 hammers it was a dream come true.Thanks alot Jeff, you made 4 old men very happy. We'll carry that for the rest of our lives.Once I can walk again I'll start thinking about next year!All the best of luck with football for fans, it really deserves to be a success.
J. Hight – Frome, Somerset