Posted on March 08, 2016

Aspire Academy concluded last week the latest Tri-Series football tournament of the 2015 – 2016 season, in which the Academy’s U-18, U-17 and U-16 competed against their counterparts from Danish football club Aalborg BK, Costa Rican football club Deportivo Saprissa and the Mexican Football Federation’s youth teams.

After an intense three-day competition, Aspire Academy’s U-18 team emerged victorious in its category, while the Mexican Football Federation’s youth teams returned home with the U-17 and U-16 titles.

The Tri-Series competitions play a major role in the development of Aspire Academy’s student-athletes. Giving teams from the Academy exposure to different playing styles, management philosophies and tactics from around the globe and the opportunity to play against opposition from some of the world’s most established footballing countries helps the Academy’s players develop their talent and fulfil their potential. It is a vital part of Aspire Academy’s commitment to enabling the sporting success of its student-athletes.

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On the side-lines of the tournament, and during an official high-profile Danish delegation visit to Aspire Academy, HRH Prince Frederick, the Crown Prince of Denmark, and HRH Princess Mary, the Crown Princess of Denmark, met with members of the Aalborg BK youth football team and its staff, and took photographs with them. During their stay in Qatar, the visiting teams stayed at the Torch and Grand Heritage Hotels. On the days when they were not competing in the tournament, the teams were given a tour of Doha and visited a number of the city’s best-known tourist attractions and important landmarks, learning about Qatari history and culture.

Deportivo Saprissa is a Costa Rican football club located in San José, the country’s capital. The team competes at the top of Costa Rica’s football league system in the Primera División de Costa Rica. Aalborg BK is a professional Danish football club located in the region of Aalborg, which competes in Denmark’s highest football league – the Danish SuperligaIn recent years, the Tri-Series tournament has brought some of the world’s finest youth teams together to compete against the student-athletes currently enrolled at Aspire Academy. Doing so provides unique opportunities to support the development of local players, aligning with Aspire Academy’s vision to be recognised as the world’s leading sports academy for the development of youth athletes by 2020.

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