Parkes soccer club helps send Yasmin Potts to London

Parkes Hotel Football Club co-captain Renee Jones and the club's coach and secretary Malcolm Bruce donated a $100 cheque to Yasmin Potts.

Parkes Hotel Football Club co-captain Renee Jones and the club's coach and secretary Malcolm Bruce donated a $100 cheque to Yasmin Potts.

Following their Saturday afternoon match at Harrison Park against the Bogeye Babes at the end of May, the Parkes Hotel Football Club presented Yasmin Potts with a donation of $100.

The money will go towards her trip to attend the London International Youth Science Forum and the CERN Discovery Program in July and August.

The young footballer will jet from Parkes to London, Paris and finally to Geneva, where she will get to visit the Large Hadron Collider.

Yasmin was a player for the club in its founding year in 2016, but decided not to play this year.

Instead she has chosen to focus on her studies which has clearly paid off.

With three sisters still playing – Maddye, Phoebe and Hannah Potts – she is still very much connected to the club and the team.

The donation came from the proceeds of the most recent meat tray raffle, which Parkes Hotel FC holds every Wednesday night. 

The money, which is raised to improve the facilities of the club, was instead used to donate to this worthy cause. 

“We’re really happy for Yasmin and very happy that the club is able to help her out here,” said Malcolm Bruce, secretary of PHFC and the women’s team coach.

“It was a shame to lose her from the side this year, but education comes before football, and we wish her the absolute best for her big trip.”

Yasmin has a Go Fund Me page for anyone else wanting to help her out.

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