YOUDAN TROPHY 2015

Eight Under 14 sides took part in the inaugural Youdan Trophy in 2015 with teams from across the world joining together to celebrate the resurrection of the world's first football tournament. Held in Sheffield over five days, the competition saw both the city's two major clubs, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United take part along with London based teams Brentford and Charlton Athletic. Giving the trophy an international feel were Nerang Eagles from Australia. FAB Academy from Buckinghamshire and Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers  completed the eight.

The group stages took place over the first three days with Celtic, Rangers, Charlton and Brentford all progressing through to the semi-finals. The Old Firm derby was up first, with Rangers edging a thrilling 2-1 contest. They were joined by Charlton Athletic who prevailed on penalties after an enticing 1-1 draw.

The final saw over 1000 spectators at Bramall Lane for the final day of action. Before the grand finale Brentford defeated Celtic to clinch third place, whilst the bottom four teams from the group stage had been battling it out for the Youdan Plate with FAB Academy the eventual winners.

The Youdan Trophy final was a five goal thriller and it was Rangers who eventually triumphed over Charlton Athletic winning the tie 3-2. One of the stars of the tournament, Celtic striker Karamoko Dembele, picked up the 'Player of the Tournament'.