BIC impress at Bolton football tournament

BRISTOL Inner City had an impressive double triumph at the Bolton Wanderers English International Super Cup, held at the Championship club’s academy training facility last weekend.

Teams from around the world, including Norway, Ghana and Australia, competed at the tournament.

Bristol Inner City Under-14s produced a major upset by beating Bolton in the semi-finals and then defeated Belvedere Academy (Dublin) 1-0 in the final.

The Inner City Under-10s came through their group stage unbeaten and beat Elite Mark Academy (Burnley) in the final.

Reflecting on the Under-14s’ win against Bolton, Inner City academy head Patrick Williams said: “The boys did not realise the enormity of the result.

“To overcome a club who hold a EPPP category one status was a massive achievement, given that we are coming up to only the third year of our programme.”

Sammy Lee, the former Liverpool midfielder, who is Bolton’s academy head, was full of praise for Bristol. He said: “We played Bristol Inner City in the group stage and managed to overcome them 4-2,

“However, their semi-final victory was well deserved and just reward for trying to play the right way against one off the best academy sides in the country, as well as a side that train most nights off the week.”

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