McDoinald's comes to aid of young Brazilian soccer players

WITH the imminent arrival of a Brazilian youth soccer team, members of Braunton Rotary Club, have been a little worried about the cuisine they will be providing their young guests, especially as they cannot find a local Brazilian restaurant. They are a

WITH the imminent arrival of a Brazilian youth soccer team, members of Braunton Rotary Club, have been a little worried about the cuisine they will be providing their young guests, especially as they cannot find a local Brazilian restaurant. They are a bit worried that, being young, they might feel homesick without familiar food they can identify with. "They are used to their national dishes such as feigoada, bolinho de chura and coxinha. but we have decided to provide a variety of English dishes like roast beef and fish and chips", said John Rendle one of the organisers.But help has arrived in the shape of David Hunt, a Rotarian in the Barnstaple Link Club, who runs McDonald's fast food outlets in Barnstaple and who is helping sponsor the trip. "McDonalds is now a cuisine that is available all over the world, so at least they will feel at home", he saidThe team ,from Joao Pessoa-Pb, along with the coach and two members of the Brazilian Rotary Club including the President, are due to arrive on May 14. They will play a number of games during their visit and will play the Braunton Wanderers at the village fair on the Monday Bank Holiday on May 25. A final match against Barnstaple Youth is planned at the Barnstaple ground on May 30 with a chance for the Brazilians to also watch the FA Cup final before they leave for home.In the meantime the Braunton club is still organising fund-raising events and looking for more sponsors as the cost has risen since the trip was first planned a few years ago.


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