The Southampton Cup Finals Day At The Ray Mac
This Saturday morning Salisbury FC host the finals for the U14 boys in the inaugural Southampton Cup.
The week long tournament has two under 14 sections the academy and the premier for elite grass roots football clubs. Salisbury FC are proud to be the chosen venue for what will be a feast of football and on show will be some of the best players from some of the biggest names in world football. With clubs like FC Porto, Chelsea, Southampton, Deportivo La Coruna, Uniao of Brazil and Dinano Zagreb amongst the academy teams left in the tournament and still in with a chance as it heads to the quarter finals on Thursday. An update will be published on Friday when the finalist are known.
The Academy quarter finalist.
The Premier Section
The Premier section see's our very own U14 combined teams made up from 16 players from Mark Winter's and Niall Jamison's and Ed Searles squads, hoping they will make it through tomorrows semi final against Sholing FC being held at Test Park in Southampton. The winners will face the winner of the other semi final, Canadian side Kelowna United or Saints Kicks.
No matter who of the 12 teams left in the tournament make it through to the final two matches on Saturday, we know it will feature football of the highest standards, played out as the whole week has been on a perfect playing surface. Credit must go to grounds man Mark Savage for the pitch, it was chosen over other venues for these prestigious finals of what Saints hope will become one of the biggest annual international tournaments for youth football in the UK.
The final is free admission to all adults and children of all ages. Come along and support the boys, you never know the next Messi or Ronaldo may be out there playing right in front of your eyes.
Gates open 9:00am
Premier Cup Final K.O is 9:30am
Academy Cup Final K.O is 11:00am
Refreshments and hot food and drinks will be available. Is there a better place to have your breakfast this Saturday than the Ray Mac.
The Raymond McEnhill Stadium