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Academy ready for Gothia Cup

Young Glovers to attend youth tournament in Sweden

11 July 2017

Yeovil Town Academy Under-18s pose for a photo PPAUK

Yeovil Town Academy are preparing to compete in this year's Gothia Cup.

The Academy will take two teams to Scandinavia (under-15/16s mixed & under-17/18s mixed) to compete against youngsters from across the world in the largest and most international youth tournament.

Almost a million players have participated in the competition since it was first held in 1975 and it has united different cultures, ethnicities, religions and nationalities through football.

The young Glovers are one of 31 English teams playing in Sweden. The group stages for them are as follows:

Under-16/17s
Savedalens IF
St Paul Blackhawks 2
Vimmerby IF
Yeovil Town
Under-17/18s
Helsingborgs IF
Hammarby IF FF
Yeovil Town
TikiTaka Academy

The Academy will depart on Sunday ready for their first match on Monday, and Academy Manager Paul Wilson is looking forward to the trip.

“I’ve been for the last nine years,” he told YTFC.net.

“With the teams I’ve taken in the past it’s a fabulous experience and one the kids will never forget.

“You can’t buy the experience of playing in tournament football against different nationalities and formations, as well as the prospect of penalty shootouts.

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to taking our group of youngsters to compete.”

Follow YTFC.net and our social media channels for the latest news on how the Academy get on in Sweden next week.


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