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Pools Trio Win Under 9 Tournament

11 June 2018

Three of Pools’ Under 9 Academy players travelled to the Keepmoat Stadium, the home of Doncaster Rover FC over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Luke Gilligan, Rhys Timlin and Alfie Swift competed in a 3v3 tournament up against some top opposition from teams such as Leeds United, Benfica, Hull City, Doncaster Rovers and some top grassroots sides.

The Poolie trio competed without any substitutes throughout the whole tournament and came away as winners of the Under 9 age group and were undefeated on the day.

Academy Manager John Hewitson was delighted to see three of his players doing so well,

“This was a great achievement for the boys considering there were only three of them up against teams with 6-10 players in their squad.

“We’re all really proud of them and looking forward to seeing how they do at the next stage. Good luck boys.”

Luke, Rhys and Alfie have been invited to Liverpool FC to compete against the UK winners of other tournaments in July at Anfield.


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