Academy took them to school

Footballers from Academy Sports
Club have plenty to be proud of after winning the warm-up weekend tournament
last week in Minneapolis and battling through 17 games to finish second overall
in the Under-11 tournament of the Schwan USA Cup.

The Under-12s did well too. Academy
Under-11s did brilliantly to get to the final where teams from many countries
were competing.

They were undefeated in 16 games
going into the final. There were 34 teams in the Under-11 age group from all
over USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rico and Brazil.

Academy faced a side from Chicago
in the final and played hard but lost 3-0. Their hearts were willing, but all
the previous games caught up with them and their little legs against a side
that had played only seven games.

They flew home on Sunday and were
greeted by a cheering group of parents and supporters.

Minister of Sport Mark Scotland
said: “Congratulations to the players, coaches, parents and everyone that
supported the team.”