TALENTED FOOTBALLERS HEAD TO BARCELONA
Four talented footballers have been selected to represent North Yorkshire Soccer Academy in the Barcelona International Cup in Salou. Harry,, in Year 9, Archie and Teddy, in Year 8, and Tom, in Year 7, will head out to Spain during the half-term holiday to take part in the prestigious competition.
All four students play for the North Yorkshire Soccer Academy and are really looking forward to playing in the international event. The students are also members of other clubs, with Tom, playing for Boro Rangers, Teddy playing for Richmond Town, Harry playing for Leyburn and Archie playing for Northallerton. In the Barcelona Cup, Harry is playing in the U14s, Tom is playing up a year in the U12 squad, Teddy is in the U13s and Archie is playing up a year for the U14s.
The North Yorkshire Soccer Academy Teams are being supported by a team of helpers, including Year 11 students Benjamin and Harry, who will accompany the players. They will play a vital role with the day-to-day running of the event and helping to motivate the young footballers. Benjamin, also a keen footballer, has previously played in the Barcelona International Cup and continues to play for TIBS Football Club, in Teesside.
Jenna Potter, headteacher, said: “To be selected to play in this high-profile cup is a huge achievement for the boys. It will be a fantastic experience for them, not only to play on an international field but to meet and engage with other students from all over the world. I am sure it will help develop their team-building skills and will be something they will always remember.”