We have been invited to participate in the 11th edition of the WV-HEDW International Fraternization Tournament, which is to be held on Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May 2013 on the pitches of WV-HEDW, one of the oldest and biggest football clubs of Amsterdam. There will be teams from Poland, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Holland, all playing at more or less "our" level.
On Saturday from 12 PM, all teams will play 3 games (either on full-sized grass or astro pitches) of 2x15 minutes each. At about 4:30 PM a huge BBQ will be held next to the club house, including live music by one of the WV-HEDW club bands. The organisers have kindly asked if there are any musicians in each team who can take their instruments to the tournament, for additional post-match entertainmant.
On Sunday, again from 12 PM, all teams – or what’s left of them – play three games of 30 minutes each again. It should all be wrapped up by 5 PM.
The cost per player will be somewhere between £140 and £180. This will cover flights, 2 nights accomodation, the BBQ and the tournament fee. Whatever you plan to spend on drinking will come on top of that.
I've been looking at flights leaving from Gatwick at 7 PM on Friday evening, returning about 7:20 PM on Sunday, but there are plenty of other options from different airports around London. It is possible to fly out on Saturday morning, but we would have to take off before 8 AM.
If you are keen to participate, state your interest by replying below. We need between 11 and 15 volunteers. No need to commit 100% yet but I'd like to see if we have sufficient numbers to enter a team.