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Academy teams progress to finals of international tournament

2 May 2019

Norwich City Academy teams recently took part in the Premier League’s Annual International Tournaments.

The Under 13 and 14 groups both progressed to the finals, which were held at Loughborough University, after qualifying as winners of their respective regional competitions.

The tournaments are designed to bring the best teams domestically from around the country together to compete with top international opposition. As well as playing teams such as Manchester City and Chelsea, the Canaries came up against the likes of Benfica, Hertha Berlin, Palmeiras, PSV Eindhoven, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

Dean Wright, Head of Academy Coaching, said: "We are extremely proud of our teams for qualifying for such a prestigious event. The Premier League have provided a great opportunity to play teams such as Palmeiras from Brazil as well as the very best domestic and European opposition. We are delighted with the way both our Under 13 and 14 groups competed and even more so how they represented the club across both weekends."

As the main season draws to a close, the Academy is now gearing up for a busy Summer period involving various events at home and abroad.

As well as more Premier League National Competitions for the younger age groups, several teams will be travelling to Germany to take part in tournaments in Dortmund and Dusseldorf. The summer will then close with groups heading to the North West for International Tournaments at Liverpool Football Club's Academy.

Wright said: "It is important due to our location that we make the effort to travel to give our players the best possible experience we can. We are always seeking opportunities for our teams to play and test ourselves against the best opposition.

"This year’s summer programme will certainly enable us to continue that. It is important to note that we couldn’t achieve any of this without the commitment of the parents of the players and we thank them again for their support this season."

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