Have you always dreamed of playing on a professional soccer club? If so, we have some good and bad news for you. The good news is that you could make that dream a reality and join fifth tier of English club, Macclesfield Town, for a week. The bad news? It's a fifth tier English club. OK, we kid, we kid. The real answer is that it's going to set you back a pretty penny.
With Macclesfield Town needing to raise £100,000, or $153,500, in order to remain a full-time professional team, the squad is declaring that for £20,000, or $30,662, any "fit male between the ages of 18 and 35, would be given a squad number and full kit, as well as the chance to train with the squad for a week." And the deal doesn't stop there. The club is also promising that the lucky person will also have the opportunity to play in at least 10 minutes of a league or cup game. Not bad, huh?
Of course, temper your expectations of when you'll actually get your time to shine on the pitch because, according to the team's associate director, "If we are 3-0 up with 10 minutes to go that would be a good opportunity for [head coach] John [Askey] to utilise the situation." But hey, an opportunity is an opportunity, right? So, if this is something you want to do, start finding a way to finance your dream, like, right now!
[via Telegraph UK]