Top Local Clubs in Charge for First Mini SuperCupNI!
Several of Northern Ireland’s top local clubs will be vying...
Several of Northern Ireland’s top local clubs will be vying for the honour of lifting the inaugural mini SuperCupNI title this summer.
Organisers launched the new competition for Under-13 players a few weeks back and have been astonished by the interest.
“We initially wanted to start with eight teams but quickly realised that we might have to go bigger,” says tournament chairman Victor Leonard.
“We had to limit the number considerably in the end in order to let us trial the first year with a dozen teams.”
Joining Coleraine FC Academy and Bertie Peacock’s will be Linfield, Glenavon, Ballinamallard United, Dungannon Swifts and Glentoran Academy, together with Greenisland Boys – the club that nurtured talent such as Jonny Evans, his younger brother Corry, Josh Carson and Craig Cathcart – and Portadown Boys FC.
Three clubs from outside the province will complete the entry with the tournament to be based at the Ulster University in Coleraine which will present a week of special events to coincide with hosting the competition.
The final will be played at Coleraine Showgrounds on the afternoon of Friday, July 27.