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Academy youngsters aim to qualify for truce tournament

Swansea City Under-12's will travel to Warwick this weekend to take part in qualification for the Premier League truce tournament.

The tournament aims to raise awareness of World War One, the conflicts links with football and forms part of the wider Football Remembers campaign.

Swansea will join teams from Arsenal, Aston Villa, Derby County, Leicester City, Norwich City, Watford, WBA and Wolves academies with the top team from three qualifying groups earning a place at the December finals in Belgium where they take on qualifiers from football academies across Europe.

"I believe this is a great challenge for the young Swansea team," Under-12s coach Kane Amos said.

"We will come up against Cat 1 Academy's and many teams who aren't in our normal seasonal fixtures.

"We have played Man city and Liverpool in the last month, allowing the players to compete and challenge themselves against some of the biggest and most successful Cat 1 academy's in the country.

"The tournament also offers some of our young academy players to travel and play football away from home, something that is a key social aspect of their football development."

A Ceremony will also take place at the tournament where a poem will be read by one of the Swansea players, a wreath will also be lay on behalf of the club with the team recognising former Swansea city players who died in the conflict.


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