The Youth Development Association (YDA) is pleased to announce another fundraising event to help the development of the GTFC Academy players.
We wanted to do something to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of our first ever Wembley appearance and so we are organising a sponsored bike ride from Wembley Stadium to Blundell Park over the two days of June 23rd and June 24th. We are hoping this will be the first of what will become the annual "Tour de YDA".
We are looking for around 20 people to join Dave Smith and Dave Moore in tackle the 180+ mile route. We are also planning to have other ex-players joining us on all or part of the route. We require each participant to pledge raising a minimum of £300 sponsorship in order to take part. Accommodation and meals will be provided however, participants will need to make their own way to the start point.
The provisional timing is to set off from Wembley at 9am on the 23rd June and arrive at hotel in the Peterborough area around 5pm. The second day will then start at 9am and finish at Blundell Park around 5pm. There will be drink and lunch stops along the route on both days.
You can also support Dave Smith and Dave Moore on their journey by making a donation using this link. All contributions made will be donated directly to the Youth Development Association. You can also make your donations in the GTFC Club Shop by filling in our donation form.
On Sunday 22nd April, Dave Smith and a number of friends decided to ride the planned route in one go, successfully completing the 180+ mile journey.
🚴🏼♀️ A bright and early start at 6:30am for Commercial Manager, Dave Smith and friends from @wembleystadium , as they test their route ahead of the Tour De YDA. Read more below 👇🏼https://t.co/0wnvNnQUBd #GTFC #YDA pic.twitter.com/bNM4QiHjMQ— Grimsby Town FC (@officialgtfc) April 22, 2018
Congratulations to Commercial Manager, Dave Smith and friends who today, planned their Tour De YDA route, completing the 180+ mile journey from @wembleystadium to Blundell Park in 10hrs 16min ride time.— Grimsby Town FC (@officialgtfc) April 22, 2018
Read more about the Tour De YDA below: https://t.co/0wnvNnQUBd #GTFC #YDA pic.twitter.com/ChZtPvfn7V
If you would like to register your interest or if you have any questions then please contact us at YDA@gtfc.co.uk.