TFA To Play Against Chelsea FC And Manchester United

Total Football Academy is pleased to confirm that our 2002s (U-16s) will play against Manchester United and Chelsea FC at the 2017 Oakham Academy Tournament on Tuesday 8th August and Thursday 10th August respectively.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea at the 2016 Oakham Academy Tournament

Manchester United vs. Chelsea at the 2016 Oakham Academy Tournament

Following the success of last year’s visit to Oakham, in which our 2002s were unbeaten after 9 matches against category 2 and category 3 academies from England, we are delighted to accept an invitation from Oakham Academy Tournament organiser and Manchester United academy coach Tom Statham to return to Oakham again this year to compete at an even higher level against category 1 academies.

Leo Gaxha from Co. Kerry scoring against Colchester United at the 2016 Oakham Academy Festival

Leo Gaxha from Co. Kerry scoring against Colchester United at the 2016 Oakham Academy Festival

Last year’s trip to Oakham proved to be a huge success for our 2002s which included wins against Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City and Bradford City, as well as a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas, one of the top academy teams in the USA.

While some members of the 18 man squad will be participating on their first trip away this time around, others will be representing Total Football Academy on a UK & European football tour for the fourth time, having previously experienced two trips to the Netherlands in addition to last year’s trip to Oakham.

2017 Oakham Academy Tournamament Fixtures:

Tuesday 8th August

11.00am – TFA  vs. Brommapojkarna (Sweden)

3.30pm – TFA vs. Burnley FC

5.00pm – TFA  vs. Manchester United         

Wednesday 9th August

9.30am – TFA vs. Dundee United

11.00am – TFA vs. FC Boston (USA)

2.45pm – TFA vs. Mito Hollyhock (Japan)     

5.00pm – TFA vs. Leicester City       

Thursday 10th August

10.15am – TFA vs. Chelsea FC

11.45am – TFA vs. SBI Slagelse (Denmark)

Play-Off Fixtures

2.15pm – 9th v 10th

2.15pm – 7th v 8th

2.15pm – 5th v 6th

3.00pm – 3rd v 4th

3.00pm – 1st v 2nd

You can follow the progress of Total Football Academy’s 2002s by keeping an eye out for score updates and photos throughout the week on our social media channels of facebook, instagram and twitter.

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