Great weekend for FCT U13 Boys team who are on the road in Covenant Park, Baltimore December 3-4th, 2016.
The tournament featured 82 of the best youth teams from across the US, Canada and US Virgin Islands who battled it out for the prestigious trophy under the watchful eye of Brad and members of the Global Coaching team.
Players had the opportunity to play matches against LMSC (1-0), POTOMAC Blue 04 (3-0) & Baltimore Celtic 04 (2-1). The boys won in Penalty kicks in the final to capture the Championship title at this years event.
Congratulations to those players selected as Man of the Match throughout the event:
They select approximately 30 of the best players from the tournament, aged 11-15, to travel to London for a two-week, once-in-a-lifetime training camp at the Club, training in our world-class facilities and putting their talents to the test against English Academy teams.
Brad said: “The Tottenham Hotspur America Trophy is a fantastic concept created by the Club and a real investment into the development of youth soccer in this part of the world. The opportunity awaiting these young players is incredible – I know first-hand how impressive the Club’s training facilities are back in London, having played there for a number of years, and spending time with the Global Coaching team and the Academy will only benefit their game. Who knows, maybe one or two players from this tournament will get the chance to follow in my footsteps and make the journey from the States to playing in the Premier League one day.”
The Tottenham Hotspur America Trophy is one of a number of initiatives the Club has in place as part of its continued efforts to help develop the game at grassroots level in North America.
It also works with two Youth Partner Clubs, one in Tallahassee, Florida, the other in El Cerrito, California, that carry the Tottenham Hotspur brand and benefit from having a member of the Global Coaching team overseeing player development.