HACKETT’S VERDICT: New history in the making

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A few months ago I was charged with collecting the Youdan Trophy from sculptor Graham Ibbeson who had created a wonderful piece of work for our international youth football tournament. Graham’s workshop is based at his home in Barnsley and when I called I was given a conducted tour. Les Dawson, Laurel and Hardy, Eric […]

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Eyes of the world on Youdan Trophy as snooker legends cue up to make draw

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Snooker legends John Parrott and Ken Doherty performed the draw for Sheffield’s third Youdan Trophy today (Wednesday, April 19th). The event – which took place at the city’s Winter Garden – was beamed live across the world to millions of sports fans. More than 800 players from some of the world’s biggest football clubs will […]

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Youdan Trophy Draw throws up some intriguing clashes

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The Youdan Trophy 2017 group stages draw took place just outside the Crucible this morning. In the U14 draw we will see a repeat of last year’s final with Charlton and Sheff Wed both in Group A and Manchester United were drawn in Group C with Seattle Sounders. Whilst three of last year u16 semi finalists, […]

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Houston Dynamo to debut and a number of UK clubs set to return to Youdan Trophy

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Following the news that last year’s under 16 champions Seattle Sounders would be heading back to Sheffield this summer, it has now been revealed that they will be joined by fellow MLS club Houston Dynamo, who will be making their Youdan Trophy debut. Other announcements sees a whole host of British clubs from the English […]

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Seattle u16’s will return to defend their crown

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Reigning under 16 champions will return to Sheffield this summer to defend the title they won in 2016. The first ever team to take part in the tournament from the USA surprised most fans and pundits alike when they defeated FC Basel in the showpiece final at Hallam Sports Park, and they will be looking […]

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