Bracknell Town striker Liam Ferdinand has a rather special assignment next week when he is part of a 16 man squad due to fly to the Falkland Islands to play for an Football Association XI representative side.
There have been no updates on the squad since BBC journalist Ollie Bayliss tweeted the full 16 which includes former Reading City striker Mitchell Parker, but we’re still hoping there is room for Joe Grant in the side.
Football in Bracknell has been in contact with Matt Ware, the UK Public Relations Manager for the Falkland Islands Government and he has shared a breakdown of what the team will be up to when they head off on Wednesday for an 8,000 mile, 20 hour journey to the South Atlantic Ocean.
Here’s the full proposed itinerary for the FA Representative Squad trip to the Falkland Islands.
Friday 9th November 2018
12.00 midday Government House Reception
2.00pm-4.00pm Split School visits Stanley
Saturday 10th November 2018
9.15am – 9.45am Football Leisure centre U’7s
2.00pm Depart for Match venue
3.00pm Match K.O. v Falkland Islands
6.00pm – 7.30pm Falkland Islands Football League Reception
Sunday 11th November 2018
9.00am Depart for Christ Church Cathedral
9.30am Remembrance Service-Christ Church Cathedral
10.35am The Parade to Cross of Sacrifice
11.00am Two Minutes silence
2.00pm Depart for match venue
3.00pm Match K.O v Combined Services
Monday 12th November 2018
9.00am Arrive Gypsy Cove
2pm – 4pm Mount Pleasant schools visit
7.30pm CBF reception
Everything we know about the FA trip is here on our Falkland Islands Tour page.
Main image: Liam Ferdinand by Neil Graham.