English Football team, Bristol City is planning a tour of Botswana in July where they will play two friendly games and then go on to conduct a training camp in Rustenburg South Africa.
Earlier this week more than 40 Bristol City supporters showed interest in the African tour by attending an open evening at Ashton Gate.
First team players Joe Bryan and Wes Burns were also in attendance, learning more about their own pre-season tour to Botswana.
Last summer the Bristol City Community Trust took part in a week-long trip to Botswana, carrying out work in schools and local villages. The visit generated a lot of media interest in the African country, with hundreds of youngsters introduced to Bristol City FC for the first time.
This latest trip, where supporters have the opportunity to join the Trust in carrying out work, will be an opportunity to further strengthen these community ties ÔÇô one of the club’s five key pillars.
Working in partnership with reputable volunteer travel organisation African Adventures, the club is offering supporters a travel package option to join the Community Trust in Botswana.
Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England (the other being arch rivals Bristol Rovers. They play in League One, the third tier in the English football league system. They were promoted to the Football League Championship in the 2006ÔÇô07 season after finishing second in League One but failed to make a second consecutive promotion to the Premier League after they were defeated by Hull City in the 2008 Football League Championship play-off Final. Even though Bristol City is the most successful club in Bristol, the city is the largest metro area in England never to have had a club in the English Premiership