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UFCA U12s Victorious In Manchester United Tournament

Congratulations to UFCA Under 12s, who were crowned champions of the Manchester United Emerging Talent Tournament (Yorkshire).

The tournament consisted of ten leading football academies across the Yorkshire region - with UFCA drawn in Group B with Harrogate Town, Soccer Hub, Yorkshire Elite and Bruce Dyer Academy.

UFCA U12s finished top of their group, picking up a total of ten points from their four games - scoring eight goals and conceding just once.

They then progressed through to the final of the tournament against 3FC Academy, the winners of Group A - and won the match 3-1 thanks to goals from Jacob, Robert and Charlie. UFCA U12s have now been invited to play in an additional tournament next Tuesday, where they will face other regional tournament winners.

Final Results

Group Stage G1: UFCA 1-1 Yorkshire Elite

Group Stage G2: UFCA 4-0 Bruce Dyer Academy

Group Stage G3: UFCA 2-0 Harrogate Town

Group Stage G4: UFCA 1-0 Soccer Hub

Final: UFCA 3-1 3FC Academy

Coaches Thoughts

Steven Hart, Head Coach, commented: "The boys were brilliant. It's been a really good day here at Manchester United. The Under 12s are strong group for us and the lads who came today have all been superb.

"There has been a lot of tough and competitive games, and that's exactly what you want - we want to test the boys as much as we can and we want to see how they deal with them kinds of challenges.

"We're absolutely delighted for the lads and we're really looking forward to the champions of champions tournament next Tuesday."

Andy Emmett, Coach, commented: "The team has played extremely well today, we were drawn in a good competitive group but they performed really well.

"We grew into the games that we played and the boys have learned a lot throughout the tournament.

"It was a particularly great effort in the final - after going 2-0 up, the other team were awarded a penalty and got back into the game but the reaction from the boys was fantastic."

Nick Delafield, Coach, commented: "The boys have done great. We've played five matches and won four of them.

"We got better and better as the day went on. Everybody in the group has contributed, it's been a great day for them and they've thoroughly deserved to win.

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