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Trunds and Davies boost local team before PL Schools Tournament

Lee Trundle and Keston Davies this week visited a local team ahead of the Premier League Schools Tournament.

The young team from Ysgol Castell Nedd had the chance to talk to the duo about playing in front of a crowd and controlling their nerves before taking part in a training session to ready them for next Tuesday’s Tournament.

Created to increase participation in football, the PL Schools Tournament sees each of the 20 Barclays Premier League Clubs host its own localised competition to select schools to represent them at the nationwide finals.

The U11 side saw off competition from over 130 schools in our schools tournament and will now go on to Goodison Park to represent the Swans in the Finals.

“It’s always good to help the lads and help out in the community,” said U21 centre-back Keston Davies. “Hopefully the chat we had with them will put them in good stead for the competition.”

“Even before going to the Finals, they’ve played in our own PL Schools Tournament where they beat around 130 teams so that’s a massive achievement in itself,” said Trunds. 

“Hopefully coming here today will give them a bit of a boost before they go on to Goodison and I hope it can help them win it,” he finished.

Accompanying the boys from Castell Nedd will be a team of girls from Ysgol Dyffryn Aman who had the chance to train with the Swans Ladies team at the local final of the girls’ tournament held at Cwmdu’s Development Centre.

Follow the action from Tuesday’s Final via our Twitter account and #PLSchools

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