Over the weekend The New Saints Academy took four age groups to face Blackburn Rovers.
The young Saints took teams from U9-U12 up to the one time Premier League winners fantastic training facilities.
Each age group played fantastically well, but Blackburn were too strong on this occasion, winning in each game but by fine margins.
Afterwards, Lead Foundation Phase Coach Jason Brindley said:
“Fantastic weekend for our young players. Each player and team were a credit to themselves and the club with the way they applied themselves and for the football on display. We knew Blackburn Rovers would be good, they are in a very small elite group to win the English Premier League, so it was a fantastic experience for our players. I would like to thank Blackburn Rovers for their hospitality. It was another great fixture and experience for our players, and the fact that we are now regularly getting fixture of these standard and competing shows how we are improving constantly as an academy.”