Liverpool F.C. International Academy Utah has added an extra day to the organization’s first tournament – after more teams than expected signed up to play.
The competition was due to start on Friday morning but with up to 64 teams now set to take part, games will get under way a day early on Thursday afternoon.
The action takes place at two locations in Washington City this weekend – Sullivan Soccer Complex and the nearby Little Valley Fields.
Daren Woolstenhume, General Manager of Liverpool F.C. International Academy Utah, said: “It is great to see so many teams wanting to take part in our first tournament. We have been looking forward to this for a long time.
“When we realized that more teams than expected wanted to play, we were delighted to put on an extra day. It just shows word is spreading about the great work we’re doing to develop youth football in Utah.
“The staff at Sullivan Soccer Complex and Little Valley Fields were more than happy to help us with preparing the pitches a day early. Their work has been invaluable to us.”
The tournament marks the latest step in an impressive start to 2018 for the organization, after its under-14, under-16, under17 and under-18 boys swept to glory at the recent RSL President’s Cup.
The tournament will feature boys and girls teams from under-9 to under-19 level.
Wayne Scholes, CEO of Liverpool F.C. International Academy Utah, added: “I have been overwhelmed by the quality of work in this first year of operations, from our players to our coaches and parents. It shows the kind of dedication that keeps us fully aligned with the world’s greatest football club.
“Our success in attracting so many teams to our first tournament is testament to the development of youth football right here in Utah. It will be great to see youngsters from across Utah enjoy themselves this weekend.
“I am delighted that we have had to add an extra day. It just adds to the fun of what will be a great tournament.”
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Photo by Joe Newman.