Blue Brazil Boys Club 2001’s are the first team to be nominated for Youth Football Scotland’s team of the month. Head coach of the 2001’s age group and club chairman, John Mitchell, spoke to YFS about the team’s season, and about a recent kit deal that the club has agreed with Colin Campbell Sports.
The club, which this year celebrates its twentieth year of existence within the town of Cowdenbeath and the surrounding villages, currently has eleven age groups from under 5’s to under 15’s, with around 180 players, and boasts fantastic facilities. Mitchell said, “Our home is at Alex Venters Park in Cowdenbeath which has a full size 11’s pitch and a 7’s development size pitch. Work is ongoing at our home to provide a development size 11’s pitch to add to the two existing pitches. We have our own Clubhouse which was opened in June 2013, and replaced the original fire damaged building that stood for our first fourteen years. Within our pavilion we have four dressing rooms, home and away shower rooms, a referee room, a kitchen, toilets and storerooms, which are available to all of our teams.”
The season has proved to be successful across the age groups of the club. Mitchell said, “The season has gone very well so far for our Club with all our small sided teams performing very well at Pitreavie in the Fife Soccer Sevens Development Leagues. Our three 11-aside teams have also faired very well, all playing the Fife Development Leagues, and although non-competitive our U13’s have progressed well. Our U14’s are still contesting their League and reached the fifth round of the Scottish Cup only to lose out on the day to Harmony Row from Glasgow.”
The 2001’s side, Youth Football Scotland’s team of the month for June, have also had a successful season, and Mitchell shared their success as well. He said, “Our U15’s are only one win from securing their League title. The U15’s also made it to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup, losing after extra-time to Lewis United from Aberdeen.” The team also recently beat Kirkcaldy Eagles 5-2 in the Fife Cup semi-final, and progress to the final where they will play AMSoccer Club.
Having developed their club facilities in recent years, the attention of Blue Brazil turned to their kit and they have recently established a three year kit deal with Colin Campbell Sports. Mitchell said, “We recently agreed a partnership with Colin Campbell Sports to supply all our teams with training kit, playing kit and tracksuits. We have definitely benefitted with the three-year Stanno deal as we get cashback incentives throughout the three years.”
Mitchell was full of praise for the company and the service that they have provided to the club. He said, “We have been delighted with the service we have received from Colin Campbell Sports. From the very first meeting, it was evident that we were dealing with people who put our needs first and understood the budget that we had.” He added, “Colin Campbell himself was instrumental in getting us on board and made sure we were well informed all along the way. Through the order and delivery process we have dealt with Scott McKenzie who has made sure all the timescales and delivery times are met. The personal touch we receive is also very good where nothing is too much to ask. We would recommend CC Sports to any youth team looking for kit wear as they know what’s required.”
Blue Brazil will celebrate their twentieth year this June with a Sportsman Dinner. Mitchell shared the guests for the evening will include their previous U15’s squad who won the Scottish Cup in 2006. YFS offer their congratulations to Blue Brazil Boys Club on their fantastic new kit deal, their twentieth anniversary, and to the 2001’s age group for being name Colin Campbell Sports' team of the month for June 2016.
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