Official Fundraiser For Nathan Morley

Hi, my name is Robin Van Der Laan, I was fortunate enough to have had a 14 year playing career as a professional footballer in both Holland and England with fantastic clubs like Port Vale, Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barnsley FC. I now apply my trade as manager and director of Newcastle Town FC in ‘The Pitching in Northern Premier League - West Division’ at step 4.

I am reaching out to everybody not only within the football world but the wider community for your generosity in supporting one of my players Nathan Morley who is a fantastic young talented player with a potential full-time football career ahead of him. After a fantastic 1st half of the season Nathan has sustained a rather complicated, unusual and abnormal injury that requires specialist corrective surgery, after various consultations it has become clear this cannot be completed via the NHS. I understand in the current economic climate this is a big ask so I will thank you in advance for even considering a donation however small, it will all count to support Nathan playing again as it will give him a real opportunity to continue onto his pathway to excellence and a full-time career in football.

The Injury
Nathan has a chronic partial tear of his left common adductor-recuts abdominis aponeurosis and a partial tear of the left adductor breves muscle.

The Surgery
The Injury that Nathan has sustained requires PLAC reconstructive surgery, and ultimately, he will not play again unless this is surgically repaired correctly. After weeks of investigating by club stalwart Geoff Eccleston and my assistant manager Paul Groves we were advised by Mark Gillett ‘Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist and former chairman of the Premier League Doctors Group’ that Professor Ernest Schilders in London specialized in this field and has completed over 100 surgeries of this type on premier league footballers including other professional athletes with great success using his pioneering technique. Nathan has now seen professor Schilders, it can be repaired but this will come at a heavy price.

The Cost
As Nathan was a former professional at Burton Albion and member of the PFA, we thought this maybe a route to get some funding, however we have had the devastating news that at this current time this will not be possible. We now have a solution but need to raise £15,000 to get Nathan back on the pitch. As a non league football club at step 4 this is just not an amount of money we can just pull from the coffers as you can imagine and this is why we seek your support.
  • Edward Emery 
    • £20 
    • 1 mo
  • Gerard Hurst 
    • £10 
    • 2 mos
  • Brady Braddock 
    • £20 
    • 2 mos
  • Robin Van Der Laan 
    • £200 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £25 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Robin Van Der Laan 
Organizer
Seabridge Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle
Nathan Morley 
Beneficiary