ST DAY AFC BECOME THE ONLY FOOTBALL CLUB IN ENGLAND TO TWIN WITH MEXICAN VILLAGE.
Over the past three years St Day AFC has been working to further grow on the relationship currently between Redruth Town Twinning Associations and Real De Monte in Mexico. The village of Real De Monte became famous for the construction of the very first football pitch and therefore the very first football game in Mexico. Primarily thanks to the migration of the Cornish Miners this has now involved into the Mexican football and footballers that we know today.
This weekend, whilst they visited for the Redruth Pasty Festival, St Day AFC were lucky and very willing to accommodate them at the club to watch the reserves host Penryn. It maybe them that brought us luck as the reserves turned around a 2-0 defeat against Penryn last Saturday into a massive 6-0 win this weekend. After the game Youth Chairman Mark Leah, Coordinator Carly Clarke and Youth Player Perryn Clarke presented them with a new playing kit which we cannot wait to see them play in very soon in the future; St Day AFC play in Mexico who would of thought it? To further strengthen and show an official twinning between the village and our club two plaques were presented; one will hang proudly in our clubhouse and the other will be placed in the Cornish Museum or the Town Hall in Mexico.
The club are very proud to further their links after creating another successful link with AS Dirinon in France where we visit every year to play in their very popular international tournament. We see it hugely important the young people are given opportunities to see the world and at the same time through sport which they enjoy. The club are even more proud to present the playing kits after the huge out pouring of appreciation from the Mexican’s two years ago when we presented them with club tracksuits for their children. It is only right to mention and to give a real impression of the deprived area that they live; our tracksuits sent because they no longer fitted the children aged 7,8 and 9 here at St Day were given to children of Mexico aged 12-16 years old.
Pictures are from this weekend’s presentation and the young people of Mexico proudly wearing our tracksuits.