Football festival proves a big success
24th July 2014
Stars of the future were on show this week as the Swansea City Academy played host to a summer festival of football.
Swansea City's Under-14s played five teams at the Landore training facility on Wednesday (23rd July) as the likes of Norwich City, Bristol City, Birmingham, Millwall and Cardiff City all came down to south west Wales.
The Swans were the stand out team on the day, winning every game in the afternoon heat before drawing their final match against Millwall.
Swans Head of Youth Development Phase, Jon Grey, said: "They are a really good age group, and the team did really well in the heat against different types of opposition.
"I was especially pleased with how the lads dug in to earn a draw in the final game, as it was a tough battle against Millwall."
He added: "The lads have been to a few football festivals like this in the past so it is great that we now have the facilities here at Landore to hold our own.
"The pitches were immaculate, the facility fantastic and it was a great opportunity for our side to play in front of their parents, family and staff."
Academy Manager Nigel Rees said: "The tournament as a whole was a huge success for Swansea City in spreading the word about our facilities and our intentions to gain Category One status here.
"The festival was a really good opportunity for us to invite parents from Swansea and across the UK to show what we are trying to achieve as an Academy.
"It was an excellent display from all the teams throughout the day, and all the boys are a credit to their clubs.
"I believe our side was the stand-out team and the games will prepare them well for the upcoming season."