11 Feb No Hard Border at DB Sports as the SUBWAY NIBFA National Youth League travel to Vegas
This year, the SUBWAY NIBFA National Youth League will be competing in the 2019 Mayors Cup in Las Vegas, NV. Roger Tabor, Tournament Director of the Las Vegas Mayors Cup, has kindly offered DB Sports Tours a place in this competition and in turn, we have invited our Northern Ireland partners to further develop the relationship between DB Sports and the Subway National League, an extension of the annual DB Champions Cup.
The Las Vegas Mayors Cup has expanded with each edition over the years, and now has over 500 teams participating across all age groups. In February 2019, the National League U15’s will be the first Irish team to compete in a tournament that has seen teams from Germany, Haiti, Canada and Japan travel to Nevada in previous years.
The tournament will be a fantastic experience, for both players and coaches, in what will be a magnificent sporting occasion. For those travelling, the event will be one to remember for a lifetime. The assorted cultures and styles of soccer present will provide a stirring blend of football that can only add to the exciting atmosphere for those who attend.
The aim will be for players to enjoy a different point of view, not just in soccer, but also socially and culturally. Playing and competing with teams from around the world is an event few teams get to experience, especially events that are the magnitude of the Mayors Cup. However, not only will they play in one of the finest American tournaments, downtime will see them visiting iconic US sights like the Grand Canyon and touring the city of Las Vegas. This opportunity can only help the players learn and develop as people and athletes.
DB Sports Tours is an association dedicated to promoting worldwide opportunities for Irish “grass-roots” teams to engage in new footballing experiences. Following the opening of a recent office in the USA, DB Sports Tours has now opened doors to brand-new events with exciting challenges. They continue a strong history of providing unique opportunities to share the field with teams of all ages and genders, across Ireland and America.
David Berber, CEO of DB Sports Tours “This is a massive opportunity for the kids to enjoy a trip of a lifetime to Vegas and hopefully some of them may be scouted for College places in the coming years, I would like to thank Roger Tabor of the Mayors Cup for giving this group of kids the opportunity and a sincere thank you to Gerry Ward Chairperson of the league for helping make it happen. I wish all the players and staff a safe trip and can’t wait to hear how they got on”
On behalf of the league Gerry said he was delighted his committee agreed to support the venture, they felt it was a unique opportunity to allow our players to demonstrate their ability on an International stage. It also helps strengthen our partnership with DB Sports which has been a fruitful one for our clubs and teams.
Gerry then turned his attention to the importance of their association with SUBWAY and gratitude the league owed to the local SUBWAY franchisees of Northern Ireland. SUBWAY came on board with the league in 2014 and immediately added profile and a professionalism to the principal theme of the league of developing players. The support of Neil Black and the SUBWAY Franchisees has created a positive and confident plan of action for the league competitions and events.
On behalf of SUBWAY Neil Black said they were pleased to be associated with the National League and saw the trip and participation in this prestigious tournament in Las Vegas as another positive development opportunity for the players selected. Neil further wished all the travelling party a safe journey and best wishes for the tournament.
In the group stage the squad have been drawn to play Arizona 04 Miranda, Utah Alliance Premier, ISC Gunners Washington so now its game on and we wish the boys the very best of luck. Keep an eye on National League facebook #SUBWAYNYLinVegas for all the up to date information.