THE Boys from Brazil" will soon be on their way to Braunton to take part in the annual village soccer competition. The Rotary Club of Braunton will be hosting members of the Rotary Club of Joao Pessoa Pb in Brazil and their youth six-a-side soccer t
THE "Boys from Brazil" will soon be on their way to Braunton to take part in the annual village soccer competition. The Rotary Club of Braunton will be hosting members of the Rotary Club of Joao Pessoa - Pb in Brazil and their youth six-a-side soccer team of under-privileged youngsters following an exploratory visit to Brazil by some of the Braunton members last year."The Rotarians in Brazil were very interested in our annual knock-out soccer event when we mentioned it over dinner one evening," said John Rendle, one of the Braunton organizers. "it seems to have caught their imagination as they later asked if they could be involved." The Brazilians will be travelling over with their team organiser, Alexandre Rezende, and will play against a Braunton Wanderers team at the Braunton Village Fair on Monday, May 25 at the Recreation Ground.The Rotary Club in Brazil will be funding their air fares and the Braunton Club will collect the players and officials at Heathrow and host them during their stay. 'What started as a conversation over dinner has rather escalated, which is wonderful, but we now have to find the funding," added John. If anyone would like to make a donation towards this, it would be very much appreciated.Braunton has already sourced an interpreter and, thanks to Martins Travel of Braunton, have a minibus for the flight transfers.'We have a lot to do in a short time and I am hoping we can arrange some matches with local schools and maybe against the Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Torquay United Youth Teams which would be an incredible experience for them. If any local football team would like to challenge the Brazilians to a match, please contact me," said John.Joao Pessoa - Pb is not dissimilar to Braunton in as much as it is situated near the coast with good surfing beaches. The major difference they will experience will be the weather, according to John Lain, a Braunton Rotary member who has a house in the town.