11 Apr St Kevins Preparing for Oakham Tournament
In just one weeks’ time, St Kevins Boys U9s, U10s and U11s will take on the likes of Manchester United, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the annual Oakham Tournament. The teams fly out to Oakham next Tuesday where they will play the first round of the group stages, followed by another round of group fixtures on the Wednesday before the finals day on Thursday.
DB Sports Managing Director David Berber said: “Travelling to the UK to compete with professional UK Academies is a fantastic experience and the St Kevins players are going to be competing with some of the best around.”
St Kevins Director of Football Alan Caffrey also expressed his excitement about the trip. “We always push our teams, at all levels, to travel and give the players experiences that they can enjoy but also benefit from and testing yourself against the likes of Manchester United and Leicester will certainly allow the players to do so.”
It won’t be St Kevins first time entering the Oakham Tournament. Previously, their Under 12s, 14s and 15s entered the tournament and made a significant impact on the tournament, with the Under 14s beating Manchester United 3 –1. The three teams won 16 of their 22 matches combined and the next generation of St Kevins players will be hoping to replicate those performances.
For many of these young players, it will be their first time travelling abroad but for the club, it is just the latest chapter in what has been a long running and fruitful relationship with DB Sports Tours and if the previous trips are anything to go by, the boys are certainly going to have an experience they will never forget.