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HATTERS YOUNGSTERS HOLD THEIR OWN IN EUROPE

12 June 2014

Hatters youngsters finish with credit in Austria

Three of the Town’s Academy squads held their own against some of Europe’s top clubs in the Cordial Cup in Austria last weekend.

Teams containing a selection of Under 11, 13 and 15 players participated in this top quality event which sees teams from across the World assemble together to play the best sport in the world. Out of 48 clubs in each age division, the Town sides finished 13th, 16th and 22nd.

Staying in the town of Kirchberg, at the Alexander Hotel, this was the ideal location and setting for our players to prepare, rest and recover throughout the weekend.

The tour enabled our young players to experience a number of aspects throughout the journey, including the importance of preparation, game understanding, diet and nutrition, rest and sleep, as well as game performance against other top clubs and squads. The weekend provided great experiences and challenges for all.

In such tournaments all players are exposed and challenged whilst demonstrating their own individuality within the team. With the weather over 30 degrees, there was an additional challenge keeping hydrated throughout whilst playing in the heat, which the players performed well.

We are pleased to inform you of the following outcomes for each squad:

Under-11s
Group Stage
Game 1 v SGV Freiburg (German) Drew 0-0
Game 2 v Karlsruher (German) Drew 1-1
Game 3 v BSC Saas Bayreuth (Austrian) Won 4-0
Game 4 v FC Zurich (Swiss) Drew 2-2
Game 5 v Pecsi MFC (Hungarian) Won 2-0
Finished second in Group meaning qualification to the Top 16 (from 38 Clubs)

Play-Offs
Game 6 (Last 16) v Red Bull Salzburg (Austrian) Lost 0-3
Game 7 (9-16 Place) v BFC Preussen Berlin (German) Lost 0-2
Game 8 (13-16 Place) v NK Radomlje (Slovenian) Won 5-1

Squad: Burrell, Bowler, Weyman, Oguwazor, Kadji, Newton, Kapadia, Dogruer, Maher, Corbit and Kalonda. Staff: Pip Davis, Marc Tracy and Lee Gemma

Final Position = 13th (From 48 clubs)
Final: 1860 Munchen v VfB Stuttgart (0-1)

Under 13s
Group Stage
Game 1 v Hammer SC Won 3-0
Game 2 v VFC Plauen Won 2-0
Game 3 v Kirchheimer SC Won 2-0
Game 4 v Hertha Berlin Drew 0-0
Game 5 v FC Stadlau Won 1-0
Finished 2nd in Group meaning qualification to the Top 16 (from 38 Clubs)

Play-Offs
Game 6 (Last 16) v FC St Gallen (Swiss) Lost 1-3
Game 7 (9-16) v BSC Young Boys Bern (Swiss) Lost 1-0
Game 8 (13-16) v FC Basel (Swiss) Lost 1-0

Squad: Hillson, Neufville, Tomlinson, Henriques, Richardson, Capehorn, Smith, Harvey-Bailey, Beckwith, Gill, Jones, Moseray, Taylor and Sheridan Staff: Lee Cowley, Darren Pickard and Jonathan Chatfield

Final Position = 16th (from 48 clubs) 
Final FC St. Gallen v Tiroler Auswahl (0-2)

Under 15s
Group Stage
Game 1 v TSG Wieseck Drew 0-0
Game 2 v TSF Ditzingen Won 1-0
Game 3 v FC Nuremburg         Drew 0-0
Game 4 v FC Wil Won 2-0
Game 5 v FV Illertissen Drew 0-0
Unfortunately missed out from top 16 by a point 

Play-Offs
Game 6 (17-24) v FK Sloboda Tuzla Lost 1-2
Game 7 (21-24) v SV Eintracht Trier Won 1-0
Game 8 (21-22) v FC Luzern Lost 2-3

Squad: Child, Bower, Amu, Hankins, Snelus, Bean, Taylor, Cotter, LeFleur, Rimell, Shamalo, Read, Sorunke, Beasley, Chalk and Burton. Staff: Joe Deeney, Paul Driver and Steven Sharpe

Final Position = 22nd (from 48 Clubs)
Final: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim v FC Nuremburg (5-3)


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