Academy U13 team takes FA Cup

| 15/06/2017
CNS Local Life

Academy U13 players with FA Cup

(CNS Local Life): Academy Sports Club’s U13A team have been named CIFA U13 FA Cup champions after beating Sunset Football Club 4-0 on Saturday, 10 June. “It was a very entertaining match with some very good football being played by both the Academy and Sunset youth players,” said Academy U13/U15 Coach Paul Byles.

“The score line does not tell the full story because the Sunset players made the match very challenging.”

Academy’s Jacobbi Tugman opened the scoring within 10 minutes of kickoff and forward Mathew Lloyd-Hickey added a second goal before halftime.

In the second half, Tugman scored another goal, followed by a team effort that led to the fourth goal by midfielder Manny Duran.

This Academy team also won the U13 league after going undefeated for the entire season. In addition, the club’s U15 team won the CIFA U15 FA Cup, its U11 girls team won the girls U11 league, the U17s were FA cup runners up, and the boys U11 were FA cup semi-finalists. The club’s Premier league team will be playing Bodden Town in the CIFA Men’s FA Cup final on Sunday, 17 June.

“Our regular club season for most youth teams has now officially ended but we are now focused on preparing the teams for our annual summer trip to the USA Cup in Minnesota in July,” Byles said.

This year the club will take a record six teams to the USA Cup – the boys U10, U12, U13, U15, U17 and girls U12 squads.

“It takes a huge effort to send so many players to an international tournament and we wish to thank everyone in the local community that helped by buying raffle tickets, donating and helping these kids,” Byles said.

Head coach Virgil Seymour added: “We are a voluntary organisation and it takes a lot of work by many individuals to make the programme successful not just as a football club but as a community programme for our youth where they learn to appreciate our values on education, discipline and learn many off-the-field life skills.”

Byles also thanked all the Academy coaches – Greg Brooks (U11), Finigan Bryan and Jonah Ebanks (U11), Nonso Dike (Girls U11), Logan Seymour (U13B), Virgil Seymour (U17), and Glen Whewell and Jack Brazil (men’s team).

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