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, Celtic, Wolves and winners Seattle will all be in Group C in what is being billed as the 'Group of Death'.
Snooker legends John Parrott and Ken Doherty performed the draw for Sheffield’s third Youdan Trophy.
The full draw is as follows:
GROUP A - Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday, Kawasaki Frontale, Houston Dynamo
GROUP B - ANB Futbol, Sunderland, Watford, Derby, Rangers
GROUP C - Maiden City, Seattle Sounders, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest
GROUP D - Sheffield United, Celtic, Supersport, Everton, Al Habsi
A - Everton, Houston Dynamo, Derby County, Maiden City, Blackburn Rovers
B - Newcastle United, FC Basel, Sheffield Wed, Accrington Stanley, Crystal Palace
C - Celtic, Seattle Sounders, Wolves, JHR Rotterdam, Queens Park Rangers
D - Stoke City, Al Dhafra, Sheffield United, FAB Academy, Charlton Athletic