Further to our September 11th news item, further details of the Victory Shield tournament are now available.
The club had previously announced that Northern Ireland would be the visiting team at Huish Park on Thursday October 15th. The FA have stated that Wales will instead be the visitors on that day. The match will kick-off at the slightly unusual time of 7.40p.m. and will be comprised of two 40 minute halves.
As previously mentioned, the Victory Shield is an Under 16s international tournament sponsored by Sky Sports who usually televise the events. The match against Northern Ireland will take place at an unnamed English venue on November 5th, with a visit to Scotland scheduled for November 27th.
Chief Executive Martyn Starnes has confirmed the fixture against Wales and added that he hoped it would bring a lot of younger supporters to Huish Park:
"We are delighted to be asked by The Football Association to host the Victory Shield international between England and Wales at Huish Park. It is a wonderful opportunity for people in Somerset and the neighbouring counties to see some of the best emerging talent in the game. We hope the youngsters from the local schools and clubs particularly will attend in large numbers and create a terrific atmosphere for this prestigious match."
England Under 16s Head Coach Kenny Swain said that those people from the Somerset area who went to the game would stand a chance of seeing some of the England stars of the future with past encounters having seen many now famous names wear England shirts as youngsters:
"Weíre delighted to be able to bring this U16 game to Huish Park. Itís a terrific venue and itíll be a great opportunity for people from the south-west to see Englandís emerging talent. The Victory Shield is a fantastic competition because it gives young players their first taste of international football. In previous years players such as Wayne Rooney, Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe have played in this competition and have obviously gone on to represent their country at the highest level. Jack Rodwell, Danny Welbeck and Danny Rose have featured more recently and they are now making their mark at Under-21 level. There could be some players on view at Yeovil that will one day follow in their footsteps, and if so, they can say their England career began at Huish Park."
Advance tickets are available from the Huish Park Ticket Office, priced just £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for concessions. Match day prices will be £5.00 for adults only, with concessions remaining at £1.00. There are also Charter Standard Booking Forms (aimed at schools/clubs) and Group Booking Forms (aimed at large bookings) that you can use below if you are looking at taking a large school group or organisation to the game that will reduce the cost of admission for children down to £0.50. For all enquiries please phone the Ticket Office on 01935-847888.
Link: Charter Standard Booking Form.
Link: Group Booking Form.
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