Footballers show off their dance moves for 'Saturday Night at the Movies' fundraiser

Published 12/02/2014 | 05:28

Nicola Markey, Dearahla Breen, Robym McGinn, Amy Clarke, Georgia McCann and Emma Shevlin.

DROGHEDA TOWN FC is once again swapping football boots for dancing shoes as a club fundraiser.

With 2014 being a very significant year for Drogheda Town F.C, funding is needed to support two major projects; the state-of-the-art clubhouse in Marian Park which will open its doors to players and the community in less than three months, and the juvenile pitches on the Platin Road, which it's hoped will be ready for the 2014-2015 football season.

'We took part in a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser show in 2011 and it was a lot of fun and a great success, so it was always our plan to create a similar opportunity and experience,' said Mick Toner, Chairman of the club.

'This year's show called 'Saturday Night at the Movies' will do exactly what it says on the tin, and it's hoped the audience will enjoy a night of dance routines performed to some classic movie themes and songs, raising money for the club and having craic at the same time.

Some dancers have already been signed up and are being put through their paces by local choreographer Kym Keogh from Xtreme Style Studio in Greenhills, Drogheda.

'I was delighted to be asked to do the choreography for the DTFC dance show, it is such a big production, a lot of hard work but great fun and impressive commitment from the dancers,' she added.

The club meanwhile keeps growing from strength to strength, with players in Kindergarten from 4-7, to teams in the DCSL, from 8-15, the NDSl, the MDL, and LSL.

Brona Reilly who assists the club with the marketing and fundraising activities came up with the idea for this show whilst sunning herself on holiday last year.

'Ongoing fundraising is tough for any local club so it's important that we come up with new ideas that involve as many of the club supporters as possible and to make it fun,' she says.

'Currently our U18's are in the last 16, in Ireland, of the SFAI Youth Cup, a fantastic achievement for a Drogheda Club, so fundraising events become a very significant part of our life, as we are a very progressive club, and believe we can make difference to people, and particularly children's lives.'

There are stilla few spots left, so if you want to take part, get fit, learn something new, make new friends and have a lot of fun for the next couple of months, to find out more information, you can contact the club (but be quick) either by phone, 0863758129, on the facebook page; "Drogheda Townfc", or by mail: droghedatownfc@yahoo.ie

The show will be on Saturday 5th April in the TLT and tickets will go on sale March 1st.

Drogheda Independent

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