Thursday, July 1, 2010

KL Youth Soccer League on the move

Thirty-two aspiring footballers aged between 12 and 18 will have a chance to travel and play in two international tournaments in the United States and Sweden next month.

An Under-18 team from the Kuala Lumpur Youth Soccer League (KLYS) will compete in the ESPN-Disney Cup in Orlando from July 12 to 17 while two other team, Under-15 and Under-13, will play in the Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden from July 18 to 24.

KLYS director, Elcee Asuncion Villa said that both tournaments are not about glory but to teach the boys about the real trade of football.

"I really hope the 32 boys will be competitive enough and will build a good relationship with other players from different countries. It's not all about winning the game," she told Bernama, in Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday.

The KLYS, which trains players from about 18 schools in the capital, are sending teams for the Gothia Cup for the sixth time while making its debut in the Disney Cup.

She said 1,600 teams from 70 countries are expected to take part in Sweden while the Disney Cup meet has attracted teams from more than 20 countries.

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