Please Help Port Fans in Need


As I’m sure you’ll all remember, on 15 May 2019 we tragically lost five members of the Port FC family in a minibus accident en route to a League Cup game against Nongbua Pitchaya. Sandpit sponsors and readers donated a substantial sum of money to the victims and their families.

Sadly two of the victims – Sam & Manad – are still recovering from their injuries eight months on. Sam is still learning to walk again, and both are still in considerable pain. And last week both lost their jobs as they’ve been unable to work since the accident. This means they are struggling more than ever to pay their medical bills.



The Sandpit will donate our February sponsorship money from The Sportsman to our two friends, & we’re also asking for donations, however small, from our readers. You can transfer to BBL 9260085668, and either leave a comment on this post or email so I know where the money’s come from, and we’ll hand over the cash to Sam & Manad at Port’s first home league game of 2020, whenever that may be.

Thanks in advance for your support.



Tim Russell

Tim Russell

The founder and editor of The Sandpit, Tim has been in SE Asia since 2003 and in Bangkok since 2012, where he runs a travel tech business. Tim has followed Port FC since 2014, and is also a fan of his hometown club Coventry City, and French club AS St-Etienne. He has written for the likes of Football365,, NME and The Quietus, and is a regular contributor to God Is In the TV. He's a keen photographer and his work can be seen on his website.

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