Sunday 21st February 2021
Royal Wootton Bassett Town have launched the #rwbtfc92 Inter-Section Challenge, pitting its Senior, Ladies, Youth and Veterans sections against one another in a virtual fundraising race around the 92 Premier League and EFL grounds in aid of Brighter Futures.
Below you can find weekly updates from the challenge.
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The first week of the challenge saw the Youth Section surge into a commanding lead. Perhaps taking advantage of half term to put the miles in, they clocked up 1,386 miles - enough to see them visit 47 of the 92 grounds. Currently they find themselves at Hull City's KCOM Stadium.
Huge credit is due to members of the seventeen youth sides whose managers submitted their miles for this week - with the Under 7s, 12 Blues, 14 Blues, 14 Yellows and Under 18s making particularly strong contributions.
They lead the Senior Section, whose 807 miles have taken them around 27 grounds, with their most recent 'visit' being to West Ham United's London Stadium.
The Development team have led the charge for them, recording 702 miles - by far the most of any team at the club.
The Veterans Section are hot on their heels though, having recorded 708 miles. While that has meant they have visited only fifteen grounds, they are still within touching distance of the Senior Section with grounds in London next on their list. They are currently in Kent at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium.
The Ladies and Girls Section are currently in fourth, having travelled 582 miles. Huge credit goes to the Under 9 Girls for putting more than 100 miles in the bank. They currently find themselves at Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth.
Although, there is plenty of catching up to do for the Senior, Ladies and Girls and Veterans sections, the race to do the 92 is still on. And the Youth Section certainly can't get complacent...
Week two of the challenge saw the Youth Section keep up their hugely impressive form and complete the 92 grounds - and more.
Combined, they racked up 1,416 miles - more or less matching their output in week one which came during half term. That means that they have put together 2,820 miles - around 500 more miles than was required to make it around the 92 grounds to the finish line at Swindon Town's County Ground home.
Week two saw hugely impressive efforts from the Under 18s (244 miles), Under 14 Blues (155 miles), Under 9 Blues (140 miles) and Under 11 Yellows (134 miles).
While the winner has been determined, the race for second and third place is very much still on.
The Senior Section remain in second place. 1,085 miles - 622 from the Development team and an improved effort of 463 miles from the first team - leaves them at 1,892 miles overall. It means they are now at Huddersfield Town's John Smith's Stadium, having covered 63 of the 92 grounds.
Hot on their heels are the Veterans Section. They added an impressive 1,007 miles to their total and have now completed 1,715 miles with the most recent ground they have visited (the 53rd overall) being Morecambe's Mazuma Stadium.
The Ladies and Girls Section added 669 miles - 488 coming from the Ladies team and 181 from the Under 9 Girls. Overall, they have travelled 1,251 miles, covering 43 grounds - the most recent being Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium.
A strong effort in week three of the #rwbtfc92 Challenge saw the club's Senior Section seal runners-up spot, much to the frustration of the Veterans who were aiming to leapfrog them into second place.
1,435 miles - with more or less equal contributions from the First (712 miles) and Development (723 miles) teams - saw the Seniors wrap up the required 2,390 miles and more. They currently stand on 3,327 miles.
The Veterans notched up 1,000 miles for the second week in a row. But, while more than enough to complete the '92', they still are just over 600 miles short of the Senior Section, currently standing on 2,717 miles.
The Ladies and Girls Section now have the finish line within reach after adding another 686 miles to their total. They have been consistently strong performers throughout the challenge, with the Ladies team contributing 537 miles this week and the Under 9 Girls a stellar 150.
Sitting on 1,937 miles overall, their most recent visit was to Manchester United's Old Trafford home - ground 67 of 92. Another similar effort will see them complete the challenge next week.
The Youth Section, meanwhile, added another 1,282 miles - meaning they have compiled 4,102 in total, a figure that means they are not far off completing two trips around the 92.
Notable contributions this week came from the Under 18s (258 miles), Under 10 Yellows (170 miles), Under 14 Blues (156 miles), Under 12 Blues (152 miles) and Under 9 Blues (130 miles).Last modified on Saturday 6th March 2021 at 19:11.