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Dickman on Future Champions trip

Head of coaching looks ahead to Africa visit. Sunderland’s academy head of coaching, Elliott Dickman, says the club’s young players are relishing the chance to take part in the prestigious Future Champions tournament. The Black Cats’ U16 squad will fly…Read more

Club Tijuana back for Future Champs

There will be one very familiar name and a new entrant in the field for the 2014 Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament to be staged at the Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto, from March 24-29. Defending champions Club Tijuana…Read more


Sunward Park will be the only Boksburg school competing at the 2014 Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament later this month. The Boksburg-based place of learning won their ticket to the International Tournament, having come through both the Gauteng Schools Cup…Read more

Suiderlig hosts successful school’s Cup

VANDERBIJLPARK. – Sedgars was among the main sponsors of this year’s very successful Future Championship Gauteng Schools Cup held at Sniderlig High School and Isak Steyl Stadium recently. The store is well-known for selling the best sports attire and uniforms…Read more

  • We had a wonderful football and cultural experience in Gauteng. The tournament and activities were very well organized and we found everyone involved extremely helpful and accommodating. We have all returned home with fantastic memories of our time in South Africa, both on and off the pitch, and have made many new friends as a result of the trip. I hope that we are invited to participate in future tournaments.

    Everton Academy Head Coach
  • The experience both on and off the field for our players during the Future Champions tournament in Gauteng was life-enriching for all those who participated. We were privileged enough to win this edition but what will be bringing us back in future is the cross-cultural education our players receive from spending time with athletes from all over the world. They are human beings before they are football players and enriching them with other cultures is as rewarding as the experience they receive on the field.

    Club Tijuana Director of Football
  • After twenty years of experiencing tournaments around the globe, Future Champions is hands down the best organized, well run International Tournament we have ever participated in. Bringing teams from dozens of different countries provided our boys exposure to cultural diversity they only read about in textbooks. It’s amazing how sport can be the cultural link that provides the opportunity to interact with each other and discover that our global community is a bit smaller than they realized. We had a football and cultural experience that will be cherished for the rest of our lives.

    Director of USYSA Select
  • For us to compete in Future Champions is much more than playing a series of matches. It is an opportunity to compete and contrast our level against the best teams from around the world and the possibility of living in another culture and environment for an unforgettable week, learning about the history of the fight for human rights.

    Director of Aspire Academy