Young­sters join­ing the Elite at Academy’s fes­ti­val


The Chronicle - - Grassroots Sport Junior Football -

Some of the teams who took part in the New­cas­tle Elite Academy Foot­ball Fes­ti­val (left, be­low, right and bot­tom right) at Coach Lane Cam­pus NEW­CAS­TLE Elite Academy’s in­au­gu­ral foot­ball fes­ti­val for un­der-seven to un­der-10 teams was staged at Northum­bria Univer­sity’s Coach Lane Cam­pus (east) Sports Cen­tre.

The event was con­tested in a great spirit with two teams in each age group awarded Spirit of the Game” prizes based on the at­ti­tude, sportsmanship and touch­line and on-field con­duct of their play­ers, coaches and par­ents.

Louis Storey of the Academy said: “There was a lively and pos­i­tive at­mos­phere through­out, en­sur­ing ev­ery­one en­joyed the day.”

The fes­ti­val also acted as a warm-up for the launch of the Academy’s new Youth Foot­ball Devel­op­ment League run in as­so­ci­a­tion with New­cas­tle East End.

Any team in­ter­ested in join­ing the league this sea­son or next should e-mail Louis Storey at louis@ new­castleel­itea­

Ac­tion from the fes­ti­val

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