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Lads target a high in the Alps

Posted on 17 May 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Our Academy squad aim to end their season on a high in the 'Cup of the Alps' in this weekend.

A squad of 16 players travel to Naters, Switzerland, for the eight-team tournament that kicks-off on Saturday.

The event is split into two groups of four teams who play each other on a round-robin basis in games of 20 minutes each way. The eventual winners of each group play in the final.

We're up against Athletico Madrid, AKS Inter Bratislava and FC Zurich in Group One. Juventus, Red Star Belgrade, Malmo and Oberwalliser Auswahl are in Group Two.

All group matches are played on Saturday with Sunday's games dependent on Saturday's results.

Coach Pat Holland said: "It's a nice way to wrap the season up and we'll be taking all our second year boys and five first years as well.

"Tournament football is always a great test for the boys and you've got to get into your stride straight away in this one. It's pretty intense on the Saturday and you have to win the group to get into the final.

"It's an Under-19 tournament, so it won't be easy, but it will be a great experience for them. It's nice we've got a few of the first years with us as well. We're all looking forward to it."

Squad: Burch, Kelly, Henry, O'Donoghue, Marney, Bowditch, Hughes, Galbraith, Sutton, Barnard, Barnett, McKie, Rutherford, Foster, Slabber, Noto.