Town Academy side to play in three-team tournament in Newcastle
- Dean Whitehead’s Young Terriers travel to the North East for Invitational Festival
- Academy side will face Newcastle United and FC Tokyo
- Round-robin format to be played out across one afternoon
A Huddersfield Town Academy side will head to the Newcastle United Academy for an Invitational Festival on Saturday 23 March 2019.
Town will play in the three-team tournament alongside hosts Newcastle United and FC Tokyo at the Newcastle United Academy, Greenlee Drive, Little Benton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (NE7 7SF).
The Festival begins with Newcastle United facing FC Tokyo at 12pm, before the Young Terriers play back-to-back games, starting with a 1.20pm kick-off against FC Tokyo.
Dean Whitehead will take the side the comprises of players from Town’s Under-19 and Under-17 sides that are eligible as part of the Under-18 age bracket.
The final game of the tournament sees Town face Newcastle United at 2.40pm with games scheduled to finish around an hour later.
Matches will consist of two 30-minute halves with a five-minute break in between and will use a roll-on-roll-off subs in the games, meaning a player can leave and re-enter the game at any time.
Town supporters are welcome to come along and watch but if you’re not at the Newcastle United Academy, you can follow live updates throughout the day via Town’s own Academy Twitter account; @htafcacademy.