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9 Mar 2015
3:46 pm

Swansea juniors to play in South Africa

English Premiership side Swansea City have announced that their Under-19 team will come to South Africa to play in the annual Metropolitan Under-19 Premier Cup, commonly known as Bayhill Cup.

Ajax CT celebrate after winning the Metropolitan Premier Cup final match between Ajax and Berea Albion at Erika Park on April 01, 2013. (Photo by ImageSA / Gallo Images

“Swansea City are heading to South Africa this Easter to feature in the Metropolitan Under-19 Premier Cup. An Academy Under-19 side will be travelling to Cape Town on March 29 to take part in the 27th edition of the competition,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

Swansea will be one of three international teams invited to play in the tournament. The others are Southampton (England) and Zesco United (Zambia).

“We are very excited to have been invited to play in the competition this Easter, it will be an excellent experience for both our players and staff. Our young players will have the opportunity to play against some excellent local opposition and continue their football development in another country,” said Swansea academy manager Nigel Rees.

“Our coaches will also be heading to local schools and football clubs to host coaching workshops and seminars, giving many young players the opportunity to access a structured football programme delivered by qualified Swansea City coaches.

“Boys and girls will have exposure to the Swansea way of playing football and hopefully get an understanding of the culture and philosophy of the club.”

The Metropolitan Premier Cup will be played from April 1-6.