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Video Report: Phuket kids shine at PSS international soccer tourney

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: More than 250 players from throughout Southeast Asia joined the Phuket Soccer Schools (PSS) 5th International Youth Tournament at Thanyapura’s Stadium Pitch last weekend.

Players in Under-8, Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 age groups competed during 12 hours of football involving 28 teams over the two days.

“This tournament brings together youth footballers from across Southeast Asia to share their love of the game while displaying their talent and sportsmanship,” noted PSS head coach Martin Hill.

PSS alone entered 28 players in three squads, one each in the Under-8, Under-10 and Under-12 divisions.

“The PSS Under-10 team placed second, while the PSS Under-12s finished third and the PSS Under-8 squad finished sixth,” Hill reported.

“And PSS player Tayvantook, who attends the PIADS School, was rated Most Valuable Player [MVP] in the Under-10 group, as voted by coaches from other teams.”

The winners in each age group received a trophy and gold medals, runners-up received the crystal bowl prize and silver medals, and third-place finishers took home the shell plate with bronze medals. All other players received tournament medals for their participation.

“This tournament would not be successful without sponsoring from our Academy parents, such as The Irish Times in Patong and their volunteering over the whole weekend,” Hill added.

The PSS will hold its 3rd Local Youth Tournament on June 14, and its PSS 3rd National Youth Tournament on October 3-4.


Under-8 5v5 (Squads of 8): 1) M Den Phuket; 2) Golden Kick Phuket; 3) Samui Utd Blue.

Under-10 7v7 (Squads of 10): 1) M Den Phuket; 2) Phuket Soccer Schools; 3) CCYP B Phuket.

Under-12 7v7 (Squads of 10): 1) Real Madrid Foundation – Indonesia; 2) Samui Arena; 3) Phuket Soccer Schools.

Under-14 7v7 (Squads of 10): 1) Real Madrid Foundation – Indonesia; 2) FC Bangkok; 3) Jakarta Dragons.

Most Valuable Players (MVP) awards (voted by coaches after each game): U8s) Golden Kick number 7; U10s) PSS number 15 – Tayvantook; U12s) Samui Arena number 15; U14s) Real Madrid number 13.


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