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International Tournaments

 This is where the action really heats up. Both domestic and overseas tournaments present bags of fun and amazing experiences for both players and parents. Parents can enjoy a relaxing vacation, while your children test their skills against teams on an international stage.

Friendships are made, bonds are strengthened. Here, kids learn to respect and appreciate other cultures through a shared passion for the game.

ISA participates in international tournaments across SE Asia and Europe. The majority of tournaments are highly competitive and as such its the players from the top teams in each age group that are usually selected and whose parents are more often willing to put in the time, expense and commitment to share the experience.

The nature of these tournaments does gear selections toward the players in the top teams & this might be construed as a little unfair whilst understandable.  What we see time and again is the young players who really want it, work harder to develop and then get recognized as capable and committed. They demonstrate a strong will to win - after all, the world we all live in is indeed competitive and those who want it most, tend to get it.

You will find the dates of committed tournaments in the Events calendar inside the NEWS DESK. A list of International Tournaments with ISA participation is as below:-

 

Dato Chu Tournament Trophy 6-7 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A well-established S.E Asian football tournament. It attracts some of the best teams & academies from Malaysia & the local region. ISA is currently the holder of the DATO CHU Challenge Trophy.

LAST YEAR The trophy is awarded to the most successful academy in the tournament and in December last year ISA won 3 out of 5 age group finals: U9, U13 & U15 – beating JSSL teams in the finals. Victorious in multiple age groups, ISA won the overall Dato Chu Challenge Trophy.

We look forward to the opportunity of defending the trophy. Whilst acknowledging that the event has grown tremendously over the years, the organizers do need to re-think logistics ahead of this year’ event.


 


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Hanoi Youth Football League Tournament:  22nd - 23rd March Hanoi, Vietnam

HYFL 2014 was the fifth edition of this Asian cup competition. ISA is the only international academy who has attended all 5 years of this competition. The tournament is a fun-filled football weekend with competing teams from across Vietnam & South East Asia.

Our trips are not just about football but also a great chance for players to socialize, make new friends & develop their social skills.  Hanoi has proven to be a great success across all these elements.

This year ISA took 6 x teams: U9, 2 x U11, U13, 2 x U15 teams.

All 6 of our teams went through to the semi-final; we were slightly unfortunate that only 2 x teams progressing to the finals and 3 of our teams being knocked out on penalties. 

Overall a great result for all the ISA teams and U11-A team being crowned overall CHAMPIONS of their age group scoring over 60 goals and conceding just a single goal against in the final against our U11-B team.

Runners Up: U11-B 

3rd place: U9 & U15-A 

4th place: U13 & U15-B 

 

Outstanding performances from all ISA players and these players receiving special awards: 

U9 Top Scorer - Tai Bhalla (27 goals) 

U9 MVP - Sandy Duggal 

U11-A Top Scorer - Daniel Klepsvik & Zachary Helzer (20 goals each) 

U11-A MVP - Harry Birtwistle 

U11-B Top Scorer - Harry Thistlewhaite

U11-B MVP - Noah Teagle 

U13 Top Scorer - Harrison Kircher

U13 MVP - Ivor Teagle 

U13 Tournament Best Player (voted by opposing teams) - Marcus Hamre 

U15-A Top Scorer - Patrick Devine (5 goals U15-2 Top Scorer) 

U15-A MVP - Colin Gunn 

U15-B MVP – Rory Anderson

U15-B Top Scorer – Aidan Gamble

U15 Tournament Best Player (voted by opposing teams) - Colin Gunn   


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ASA Navigat:  3rd - 4th May Jakarta, Indonesia

2014 is the first year in which ISA will participate in the ASA Navigat Cup in Jakarta. We are sending 3 teams to compete. The tournament attracts teams from across the Asia Pacific region.

ISA is taking a U15 team together with two U18 teams. We are excited to be soon experiencing a new tournament competition. We have heard positive reports about ASA and we know them as a competing academy we meet at various other international tournaments.

All the participating players and staff are really looking forward to a great football weekend in a city & country that is football-crazy.     


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Gothia Cup 13th- 19th July 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Gothia Cup is the world’s most prestigious, largest & truly global football competition in the western world.  The tournament is in its 40th year and attracts the best teams from all over the world.

More than 1,600 teams from more than 80 different nations attend this amazing football festival. 4500 matches are played over the 5 days on 110 pitches.

ISA was the first academy from Singapore to participate in this competition. 2014 will be the 7th year for ISA. We are taking six team this year.

This trip experience transcends just the football; it is a highly influential week-long event from dawn to dusk each and every day. It is guaranteed to create powerful life-long memories in the hearts and minds of every ISA player and parent plus, a healthy craving for more. Once tasted, never enough.     


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