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Football team is going Dutch.

YOUNGSTERS from a Nuneaton football club will go Dutch for Easter in the return leg of an exchange project.

Whitestone Sports Football Club, based at George Eliot School, is sending 41 players from the under-13 and under-11 squads to stay with Dutch team BVV De Kenneneres, near Amsterdam.

Last Easter 24 young footballers from the Dutch club visited Nuneaton as a result of links established by Whitestone club secretary Ian Barlow.

The Nuneaton youngsters will set off for the return fixture on April 13 and return on April 16.

While in Holland they will watch professional games and enjoy the set-up of BVV De Kenneneres - a feeder for full-time sides in Holland which benefits from professional physios and training.

Club promoter Joanne Dickerson said: "The children will be staying in a farmhouse, cooking for themselves, so it will be a big team-building exercise as well.

"They've done loads of fund-raising for the trip, like packing bags at Sainsburys and dying their hair."

Future fund-raising ventures include an Easter raffle - for which donations are being requested - a disco at Attleborough Liberal Club on February 23 and a race night on March 23.
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Date:Feb 6, 2001
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