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Youngsters do us proud

12 June 2014

Sheffield United have recently being represented in Belgium and the Club can be proud of what has been achieved.

United's U9s and U10s competed in an eight versus eight tournament which saw the youngsters away from home for three days.

The lads acquitted themselves with distinction, both on and off the field.

On the pitch, both age groups, despite competing against a host of professional European Clubs, topped their respective groups and subsequently qualified for the knockout stages of the competition.

In the knockout phase, both teams again performed admirably against top quality opposition. The U9s finished eighth out of 24, whilst the U10s went one better, finishing seventh out of 24.

All the players can look back on their effort with a lot of pride, but a special mention goes to Billy Fiddler and Jack Waldron (U9s) and Tia Reece-Baily-Green and Oliver Arblaster (U10s) for their exceptional performances.

Academy Manager Nick Cox commented: "The experience of travelling away from home and facing different styles of football in Europe is invaluable in terms of development.

"Each youngster will have learnt so much from this experience and we look forward to see our Academy represented in similar tournaments in the coming months."

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