The curtain came down on the domestic 2017/18 football season this weekend, with the final outcomes of The Champions League and various Play-Off finals confirming an end to another year of club football. This also signified FootieWithDad’s official debut season, with the brand steadily growing since it’s online birth last August – and what a ride it’s been!
From humble beginnings of attending Tottenham Hotspur games as a Father and Son duo, the backstory behind FootieWithDad has touched many people from far and wide. Many fans have got on board and shared their experiences the beautiful game can bring to a parent and child.
FootieWithDad’s aim from the outset has been getting ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children to football matches with lots of kind and generous fundraising donations along the way to make dreams come true for many families who have been extremely thankful in the donations of match-day tickets they have received.
We’ve continued to welcome fans young and old from locations such as London to New York! We’re easily accessible through our new website – www.footiewithdad.com and constant Social Media coverage on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course our match vlogs on our YouTube channel has helped spread the word – no matter where our followers are from or who they support, we understand the importance football can bring a family in times of joy and also in times of sorrow.
In addition,FootieWithDad has developed as the season has gone on. Founder, Julian and his son Jake Reeback have been the driving force and have often passionately spoken about the venture on TV, Radio and magazine networks such as Sky News, BBC Radio 5 Live and The Non-League Magazine to name just a few this season!
FootieWithDad has also met many famous faces along the way such as Gary Stevens, Scott Minto, Viv Anderson and Matt Le Tissier who are only too happy to share in the great cause, through EXCLUSIVE interviews both through blogs and YouTube content.
Julian and Jake have also kept up their “Come On You Spurs” theme throughout the season, with memorable games along the way. There were trips to stadiums such as The Bernabeu to watch the ‘Mighty Spurs’ gain a famous 1-1 draw and in the return leg at Wembley, Spurs then became the only team in this season’s Champions League, to beat what turned out to be the overall winners in Real Madrid.
Other highlights for the duo were North London derbies, some fantastic results in Spurs’ temporary home of Wembley and many FootieWithDad away day experiences across Europe and Britain.
While White Hart Lane is sorely missed by many Tottenham fans, a new season will begin a new dawn for the North London club as they begin to move into the new stadium. A capacity of 62,000 will be expected come the start of the new Premier League season – where FootieWithDad will be there in full attendance with season tickets in hand – we look forward to showing you around next season!
We’d like to thank all those that continue to spread the word of FootieWithDad, our appreciation goes out to all the famous faces who have put their name – and face – towards the cause, as well as the variety of football clubs who have got involved.
Through partnerships with clubs such as Tottenham, Watford, Preston, Middlesbrough, Bolton and Arsenal, we’ve managed to arrange Children’s first games watching their heroes – next season we hope to have many more children fulfilling a dream at their chosen club!
Keep following us on all our Social Media platforms throughout the World Cup 2018, as we discuss the tournament’s events as well as all the transfers throughout the leagues as and when they happen.
Please keep donating to FootieWithDad and help make dreams come true – you can donate here via our JustGiving page here – please keep spreading the word!