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Our first ever European Tour was a huge success and will prove to be a weekend that players, coaches and parents will remember for a lifetime.

In total 7 coaches, 48 players and over 100 parents and siblings travelled to Eindhoven in Holland for the Easter Open. An event with hundreds of teams from around the world, TSC competing against teams from Holland, Denmark, USA and some very competitive games against our fellow English teams.

Our under 8s produced miraculous performances on the first day and ended up finishing second in their group, an even greater achievement when they played a year up in the under 9s age group, with 2 years age difference between some of our players and the opposition. Some amazing football on the first day saw our under 9, 10 and both under 11 teams all finish as group winners and head through to the second day.

The next day proved a lot tougher and playing against teams from top clubs in Holland and Belgium as well as teams from Southampton FC and West Broms academy set ups the boys were excellent again. The under 8s batlled valaiantly and done themselves proud against older teams and the under 11s & 9s both come home with silverware, the excellent under 10s group missed out on silverware by 1 goal but their attitude and workrate was exceptional.

Overall and more importantly the experience of travelling away as a team, playing in excellent facilities supported by friends and family will prove to be something all the players will always remember. For our first tour we couldnt of asked for anything better.

From all of us at TSC we would like to thank all the players for working so hard and represnting the academy so well, we are proud of all of them. Also a huge thankyou to the parents as this trip would not of been possible without them, we know that they had as much fun as the players.

We have already started to look at how we can improve our tour next year and we will be back into Europe next year for another great experience. In the near future individual team reviews, photos and videos will be posted on our facebook and twitter pages.