Special Brit Community Fundraiser

Help us help our friend.

Please join the Brit community in helping raise funds to help our friend Ernie Brewis. Our wonderful, deserving friend is in need, and we’re joining together to show him how much we care.

You can read about Ernie on his GoFundMe page – and you can also donate through GoFunMe, too.


Ernie Brewis is the original founder of the CISL and has been an active participant in running the league for many years. Ernie is now 84 years old and has been bravely battling bone cancer for the last 6 years. Originally from England, in 1970 he traveled to Mexico to see England in the World cup; he came over the US border and fell in love with the United States. After working his way through the states he landed in Silicon Valley.

His love of soccer soon led him to find the Britannia Arms, also known as the ‘Brit’. Ernie was one of the original Bartenders at the Cupertino location The Brit was a place where he could go to watch and play soccer and meet similar minded friends. He quickly became a well known figure where everyone knew his name and loved being around him.

Ernie played for the San Jose Oaks, Where he developed the Ernie shuffle.He became part of the many soccer groups that were formed later, including the over 50’s and 60’s teams. He refereed games. He even ran the Women’s soccer team. He is well known for his sense of humor, kind heart and always ready to help attitude.

Every year, Ernie saved all the proceeds from the CISL red card fund from the soccer games and put it towards the Britannia Arms kids Christmas party. He even donated his time to play Santa Claus many times.

Read more about Ernie and how you can help on his GoFundMe page.

Thank you for your help!