San Fernando Sports Academy participated in the Disney Pre-Season Football Kickoff Football Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Under-11, Under-12 and Under-14 teams, which included boys and girls, represented the San Fernando Sports Academy at the tournament which was held on August 19 and 20.
All the San Fernando teams won at least one match in the group stage.
The San Fernando Sports Academy Under-11 unit won 3-2 against Clermont FC, while the Under-12 team drew 2-2 against Lake County Soccer Club and won 4-0 against North Lakeland Rowdies. The Under-14 team won 8-0 over North Lakeland Rowdies.
The San Fernando Under-11 team finished third in the group stage, the Under-12s finished second and the Under-14s were third.
Only the top team in each group qualified for the second phase of the tournament.
The San Fernando Academy also took time to travel to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida to support the national Under-15 team against Canada in the CONCACAF Under-15 Tournament.
The Academy also had a training session and played friendly games against Football Club 66 from Japan at IMG Academy.
Head coach Curtis Darbasie and technical director Preston Nanan were pleased with the results and the exposure the players, coaches and parents gained from this international experience.
The Academy thanked the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, The National Lottery Control Board, Royal Bank Limited, Atlantic LNG, Central Bank, Kee-Chanona Ltd, PR Contracting, Process Energy (Trinidad) Limited, Kasim Khan Transport and Evacuation Company, Police Credit Union and the friends and parents of San Fernando Sports Academy for all their support in making the trip possible.