The second week of the summer holidays saw two pupils from St Michael’s, who were selected for the Prep Schools’ Pumas for the second year running, head to Gothenburg to compete at the Gothia World Youth Cup.
With around 1,800 teams from around 85 countries the Gothia World Youth Cup is the world’s biggest youth soccer event.
56,000 people, including many parents, family and supporters of the players, were in the famous Ullevi Stadium for the Opening Ceremony.
Year 8 pupil, E Hudson was a goalkeeper for his team who played teams from Sweden and the United Arab Emirates in the group matches and two matches against English teams in the knockout stages. Old Michaelian G Schooley’s team played teams from Sweden and the Lebanon in the group matches and a team from the USA in the knockout stages. Trials for Prep Schools’ Pumas next season are taking place at Worth School on Sunday 6th October. Good Luck to all St Michael’s pupils attending!