One of the participants in the Rotterdam Football Cup U11 was St. Joseph Boys. The boys from Dublin, Ireland, ended 4th in the tournament which is quite an achievement considering the fact there were 48 participants in total (of which 32 elite clubs).
The team is very happy with their achievement and the coach of Saint Joseph Boys, Rob Shelley, has expressed his feelings about the tournament with the following quote: ‘I could not fault anything. It’s was the trip of a lifetime for our kids and they made memories they will never forget. The opposition was of a very high standard and we as a club are delighted to have held our own against some very big clubs’’, thus Rob Shelley. For the boys it was a huge chance to compete against the best European clubs.
Finally, they’ve also let us know that they’d be happy to return in the 2019 edition of the tournament. We’d be more than happy to see the boys return next year as well!