Clapton CFC heading to Madrid for double header summer friendly with Independiente de Vallecas

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Clapton CFC Women’s and Men’s First Teams are going on a summer tour! We will be visiting member-owned CD Independiente de Vallecas in the Madrid neighbourhood of Vallecas to play a double header of friendlies.

Independiente formed in 2019 and are part of the Futbol Popular movement of democratic football clubs in Spain. Their motto is ‘football with principles’ while their latest kit raises funds for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara and they have just played double headers friendlies against the Sahrawi men’s and women’s under 21 teams.

La Burdeos’ women’s team play in the seventh tier (one below ours) and their men’s team play in the ninth tier (one higher than ours) so they should both be competitive games.

The matches will take place back to back on the evening of Saturday, July 13 (the heat will be too much in the afternoon) with the Women’s First Team playing at 7pm and Men’s First Team at 9pm. More information on the itinerary in due course.

There is a substantial shortfall to make up in the funding for the trip so please do the Euros prediction if you can and buy the special merch we will produce.

It’s Clapton CFC’s third overseas tour after trips to play CE Jupiter in Barcelona and to Roter Stern in Leipzig but the first time since our Women’s First Team formed and therefore our first joint European tour.

We are hoping that plenty of members, supporters and comrades from Vallecas, from Madrid and from across Spain and beyond will be able to attend. For those who want to make the trip from London, you can get a flight direct to Madrid, but if you fly to another airport then catch a high-speed train or coach to Madrid, you can reduce the price substantially.

These games will be the highlight of our pre-season friendlies but we have some other exciting games, including our Women’s First Team looking to defend the Supporters Direct Shield and the Men’s First Team taking part in the Cheshunt Community Cup.