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Brentford Academy success in England v Germany tournament

26 February 2015

Brentford pick up a trophy as they taken on Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United in prestigous Under-11 tournament

A young Brentford team left with a trophy when they took on some of the best young footballers in Europe last weekend.
Brentford Football Club’s Academy was invited to host an England v Germany tournament for Under-11 teams on Saturday, February 21.
Sides from Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur joined The Bees in taking on teams from Bayern Munich, Hertha Berlin, Hannover 96 and Schalke 04.
The teams were divided in to two groups initially and Brentford recoded a victory over Hertha and drew with Manchester United, who went on to win the tournament.
The Bees were placed in the Silver Group for the second phase and won all four of their games, taking the trophy and finishing ahead of Spurs and Bayern Munich among others.
Ose Aibangee, Brentford FC Academy Director, said: “I was absolutely delighted with the performance and results of our young team.
“It was quite an honour for Brentford FC to be invited to host such a tournament.
“We started a little nervously and picked up four points from 12 in the morning.
“But our displays in the afternoon were fantastic, we won all four games and scored eight, conceding none.
“It was a great day for the Club, welcoming some of the biggest names in world football to our Training Ground, and showed we are respected as an Academy and a Club that can host such an event with players capable of taking part.
“The players showed their quality on the day and it was a great test for them.
“I am sure it will help their development.
“I would also like to thank all the Academy staff, ground staff and stewards who worked hard at short notice to ensure we could host the event.”

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