Leeds United make once in a decade move as plans for Christmas revealed
The Leeds United decision to invite fans to a training session is reportedly the first time they have done it in a decade.
According to the Daily Mail [13 December], thousands of Leeds fans will be attending it and catching a glimpse of Jesse Marsch’s methods.
The money raised from the training session on 20 December will then be given to the children’s fund Mission Christmas.
Leeds’ statement read, “We are asking all supporters who attend, if they are able to do so, to either donate to Mission Christmas through bucket collections, or bring a gift which can go directly to a child in the area on Christmas Day.
“The club have worked closely with the charity for a number of years and will now do so once again, with players and staff offering their support through a significant contribution.”
Football clubs must make it a point to do whatever they can, regardless of how large or small, and give back to society as much as possible.
The fans will also enjoy contributing to it and the reason will be two-fold as not only will they get to see their players train in front of their eyes, but also see their money being put to good use.
It’s nice to see there is so much transparency from the club’s point of view with them giving a detailed explanation of the reasons why.
We’re expecting a decent turnout at Elland Road and that’s the perfect way to kickstart the festive season and we could not be happier.
The Whites will take on Monaco in a friendly on 21 December and it’ll be interesting to see how Marsch trains for that game.
Leeds may be underdogs but home advantage certainly plays a big role and with most players now returning to the team, we’re expecting a good clash.