The close bond between the St Peter F.C. Academy and English Premiership giants Everton F.C. was further strengthened last Saturday, (1st March 2014). Seventeen excited Academy players aged 9 to 13 were specially invited to train with Everton coaches and then enjoyed a thrilling match day experience as official flag bearers for the home game against West Ham United F.C.
Everton, who annually visit St Peter F.C. each August for a week-long Summer soccer camp, pulled out all the stops for St Peter’s visit. Firstly the players enjoyed a two hour training session working on passing, movement and team work. Then they travelled to Everton F.C.’s legendary home Goodison Park to represent Everton on the pitch whilst their Premiership heroes walked on to rapturous applause from 38,286 adoring fans.
Having just brushed shoulders with some of the country’s finest players, St Peter F.C.’s youngsters then took to their seats to enjoy an action-packed game which Everton eventually won 1-0.
The Academy would like to extend its gratitude and thanks to Everton for what was a most enjoyable trip supported by funds from lead Academy sponsor the Sanne Group.
Stuart Murphy, who co-organised and ran the trip with Aaron Peel, Debbie Sutherland, Chris Benest and Leslie MacDonald said:
“Having hosted Everton in Jersey each Summer for a decade at our annual soccer camp it was a pleasure to return the compliment and visit one of the oldest, most famous and successful clubs in the world. We enjoyed every minute of the weekend and walking on the hallowed turf of Goodison Park was an experience that neither the boys nor the coaches will ever forget”.
St Peter F.C. has this week published details for their 2014 soccer camp on their website www.stpeterfc.com. Last year was heavily oversubscribed and despite increasing the size of facilities at this year’s event they expect demand to far exceed supply once again for this very popular event. The Academy is therefore advising applicants to register for the event early to avoid disappointment.
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