Following many weeks of intensive training, the Football Otago Youth Development Academy Trust (FOYDAT) under-17 team left Dunedin for Northern Ireland at the weekend.
The FOYDAT squad is once again contesting the prestigious Super Cup (formerly the Milk Cup), which involves some of the world’s best youth football teams, including Newcastle United and Spartak Moscow.
Sponsored by Otago Polytechnic, among others, the team opens its campaign on Monday 23 July.
“Last year, we finished 11th out of 20 teams and scored a few goals. We know we face some really tough opponents, but we’ll give it our best shot,” coach Andy Duncan says.
“The idea of the trip is to develop football in Dunedin and Otago. We have a fantastic bunch of boys and the support from parents and sponsors such as Otago Polytechnic has been wonderful.”
Published on 16 July 2018
Orderdate: 16 Jul 2018
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