The youngsters of DirecTV W Connection will play the youth teams of both Inter Milan and AC Milan, while on a four-match tour of Italy which begins later this month.
This is the first time that a local team, on any level, will have the opportunity to match their skills against the four Serie A teams. The short tour runs from August 28-September 8, 2014. The team will try their skills against AC Milan, Inter Milan, Hellas Verona and Udinese.
The tour was created by W connection president David John Williams and youth director Stefano Monti, and represents a huge opportunity for young Trinidad and Tobago youth footballers to be seen on an international stage.
“This is the 15th year of DirecTV W Connection, and I knew I wanted to do something special to celebrate. As the Under-16 team brought home the Youth Pro League Championship two games in advance, the seed was planted that the celebration would also have to honour their outstanding achievement of this year, ” Williams said in a statement.
Williams went on to say, “Of course it is a huge venture but it is the investment that must be made in the future of football, not only in Trinidad and Tobago, but in the region. I really hope that other great minds would rise to the occasion and assist us in this effort.”
Youth director Monti was very excited. “In order for the boys to reach another level, it is important for them to see how their skills match up to players at this kind of football level.
“I have to express my gratitude to my Italian friends who have made the tour possible; president of AC Milan Football School Cimiano Calcio, Agostino Malavasi, Filippo Galli and Nereo Omero of AC Milan, Paolo Poggi and Simone Roia of Udinese Calcio, Alberto Celario and Roberto Samadem of Inter F.C.and Giancarlo Filippini of Hellas Verona.”
The Tour Programme:
• August 29- Inter Milan FC vs W
• September 3- Hellas Verona vs W
• September 5 - Udinese Calcio vs W
• September 7- AC Milan vs W Con-