Pompey work with Guernsey youth

20 July 2009 11:24
Guernsey's young footballers are set to benefit from a new relationship with Premier League club Portsmouth. Portsmouth has pledged support for the Guernsey Football Association centre of excellence scheme which aims to develop the island's top talent. GFA chairman Mark Le Tissier has said it is a great step forward for developing local football. "I'm absolutely delighted - to have that sort of quality of coaching is something we've been looking," he said. "We really appreciate Portsmouth coming on board," added Le Tissier. Fulham won the Mini's Soccer tournamentThe announcement of the new link with Portsmouth was made during the BWCI Mini's Soccer Festival held at Footes Lane over the weekend. Local youngsters took on teams from Premier League teams and players from Jersey. Fulham were the eventual winners, with Sylvans the best local team finishing fourth overall.

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