UK Cypriot U16 & U18 Representative Football Teams
Last Sunday at New River Sports Centre, (as previously had a very successful open day was held for UK Cypriot footballers between the age of 14-18yrs old. Over 25 players attended which was a very encouraging turnout.
Next steps are to select and interview coaches to manage both U16 & U18 sides and to hold further trials for players from all over the UK and beyond.
By way of background, the KOPA football league in the UK approached KOA the Cypriot Sports Organisation in Cyprus to discuss Youth development and both decided to pull together the two representative sides to play against teams in Cyprus and the UK in the next six months. This is a very exciting initiative which we would encourage as many people as possible to become involved in.
KOPA has set up a sub committee to co-ordinate this exciting initiative consisting of existing KOPA members Michael Yiakoumi, Michalakis Michael, Kokos Georgiou plus Tony Antoniou, Kypros Kyprianou and Mario Michael who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Youth Football have been co-opted to develop and bring a successful outcome to this initiative.
If you are a player or know of any players who would be eligible (next season’s U16s & U18s age groups) and would like to be advised of the next trials, or you would be interested in coaching the teams please contact Michael Yiakoumi with your personal details (CV for coaches) on Tel:
Email: [email protected]