Under-19s to take part in prestigious European tournament
- Town U19s to compete in the SPAX Cup in Germany
- Young Terriers will take on top-European opposition in the competition
- Comments from Academy Manager Leigh Bromby
Town’s Under-19 side will head to Germany in June to compete in one of the oldest and most traditional youth tournaments in the world.
The SPAX Cup will be held at the Bremenstadion in Ennepetal between 8 June and 10 June 2018 and over 11,000 spectators attend the competition every year.
The youngsters will take part in the competition alongside young German sides St. Pauli, Weder Bremen, Fortuna Düsseldorf and TuS Ennepetal, alongside Italian outfit Sampdoria, Danish side FC Midtjylland and Swedish side Malmö FF.
The eight teams have subsequently been split into two groups; Sparkassen Group and Erkilic Group.
Town's Under-19s have been drawn against SV Werder Bremen, Fortuna Düsseldorf and FC Midtjylland.
Saturday 8 June 2019
Town U19s vs Werder Bremen (3pm local time kick-off)
Sunday 9 June 2019
Town U19s vs Fortuna Düsseldorf (10.30am local time kick-off)
Town U19s vs FC Midtjylland (3pm local time kick-off)
If Town finish in the top two, then the youngsters will compete in the Semi-Finals/Final on Monday 10 June 2018.
The games will take place on natural grass and will be played over 50 minutes – two halves of 25.
For more information on the SPAX Cup, click HERE.
Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Leigh Bromby commented:
“We’re delighted to be involved in this prestigious, high-level Under-19 tournament in Germany.
“The level of competition is exactly the challenge that we are looking for as we continue to develop our young players.
“With a myriad of top teams from across Europe taking part, the games will offer different challenges to our Young Terriers and provide them with a number of different challenges.
“Alongside this, they could be playing in-front of a large crowd, which adds an extra element to the competition.
“We’ve seen how beneficial these kinds of tournament have been over the last year and we are really excited to compete in the SPAX Cup this summer.”