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Cheltenham U14 HGV Drivers Tournament

7 April 2023


Cheltenham U14 HGV Drivers Tournament

7 April 2023

Cheltenham Town Academy will be hosting the inaugural Cheltenham Town FC U14 HGV Drivers 2023 Tournament this Easter weekend.

Cheltenham Town's U14s will take on Chelsea, West Ham United, Eastside FC, Stabaek, Luton Town, Plymouth Argyle and Archer Academy this weekend across two days of football.

The first day will see the teams face their respective group opponents over at Seasons Training Ground, and then the sides will battle it out again over at Evesham United to see who comes out on top. 

Group A: 

  • Chelsea
  • Plymouth Argyle
  • Cheltenham Town
  • Eastside FC

Group B:

  • West Ham United
  • Stabaek
  • Archer Academy
  • Luton Town

Ahead of the tournament, academy manager Tim Bell said: "We pride ourselves on innovation and forward thinking coaching here at Cheltenham Town and tournament football is a great experience for our young players and staff.

"It creates unique scenarios and events which we may not come across in our normal weekly games. Players and coaches will have to deal with a mix of emotions and challenges over the two days as well as playing under pressure while coming up against a variety of different styles we wouldn’t normally face."

The Robins U14 side are looking forward to the exciting weekend of football, and YDP lead coach James Bryden believes his side will benefit greatly from the compeition. 

"To have all of these clubs coming to our training ground is a fantastic experience for the Academy. The pitches are being looked after brilliantly by all the groundsmen, and to see the Cheltenham badge everywhere is excellent exposure for the club.

"Last season’s event was fantastic and while I wasn’t yet at the club, I’m sure we can emulate it and put on another great tournament." 

This year's Orange Veins Cheltenham Cup is proudly sponsored by club partners, HGV Drivers UK. 

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