This weekend, under-9s manager Darren Wakefield takes his youngsters to Southampton to compete in a brand-new annual football tournament being held at various venues across the city.
The main ‘Southampton Cup’ is played between youngsters from professional academies at home and abroad, while the ‘Community Tournament’ is for under-7 to under-12 teams from across the country.
Mousehole AFC are one of 20 under-9 boys’ teams divided into four groups of five in a round-robin 5-a-side format played on Monday 7th August .
They will also receive complimentary tickets to the Southampton v Sevilla pre-season friendly at the Premier Division’s St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, pose for a team photo, and take part in the tournament’s opening ceremony after the match.
Darren Wakefield was enthusiastic about the weekend ahead: “We are delighted to be given this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this new tournament. The boys have been training very hard over the last few weeks in preparation, and are really excited to play against some of the best teams in the country”.