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Pro Touch SA Invitational Festival 2018

With Fifa™ World Cup football fever gripping Russia, it was nice to see some serious soccer skills on display much closer to home recently.

Pro Touch SA Invitational Festival 2018

The Pro Touch Soccer Academy (PTSA) Festival took place on the pitches on Market Road.

Football’s Coming Home

It was an action packed day of football, free taster multisports, football, fitness sessions, football, face painting, football and a chance to meet the London Fire Brigade and jump on a fire engine. Did we mention the football?

This year saw young professional academy teams from Brighton, Liverpool, QPR, Nottingham Forest, Millwall and Leyton Orient battle it out with grassroots teams like Pro Touch SA, Camden Elite, Kentish Town and MK Gallactico FC. They all played their hearts out.

Under 10s, Under 11s, Over The Moon

Attic Self Storage was proud to sponsor the Main Cup Finals Winners and Runners Up for both Under 10s and Under 11s; the Plate Winners and Runners Up for Under 10s and under 11s; as well as the Player of the Tournament and Referees Awards. Talk about a seriously heavy table of gold and silverware.

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And The Winners Were …….

In the Under 10s cup final at 4pm Ilecto beat Brighton 1–0 to lift the trophy. In the Under 10s Plate Final QPR beat Leyton Orient in a 6–5 thriller. In the Under 11s cup final Camden Elite beat Nottingham Forest (Away) 1–0. In the Under 11s Plate Final Leyton Orient triumphed 1–0 over local rivals Milwall.

Why Attic Support PTSA

PTSA marks its 12th anniversary this year and long may they continue. Run by London-based football professionals who know the beautiful game inside out, they’re an amazing team of full time staff, volunteers and FA qualified sports coaches teaching youngsters from 8 to 18 football skills and life skills too.

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More Than Just Kicking A Ball

As a Community Interest Company (CIC) PTSA aims to engage with young people and deal with wider community needs – offering family support and advice as well as employment training and volunteering opportunities. We love their attitude and the positive effect they’re having.

Taking On The World

This year, as in previous years, 50 players and staff from elite academy squads will be showing the rest of the world what PTSA has to offer. The Under 12s will be at the Paris World Games, the Under 13s are off to the Iber Cup in Denmark and the Under 9s are going to the Iber Cup in Portugal. Best of luck to all those taking part.

The Future Of Football

PTSA has nurtured over 40 schoolboy and pro players who’ve gone on to sign for Premier League and Championship clubs and even get noticed in Europe. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Barnet, Cheltenham Town, Fulham, Leyton Orient, Reading, QPR, Watford, West Ham United, Lugo (Spain) have all snapped up young talent that Pro Touch has helped to develop.

Watch This Space

If you want to know where the next Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Pickford are coming from, best stay in touch with what PTSA are doing and keep an eye on the football pitches on Market Road N7.

Come on England! Come on PTSA!