Balzan FC is pleased to announce six players from their under 13 and 15 category next week travel to Italy to join up with AC Milan Academy teams from Sydney and to participate in the Claudio Sassi international football tournament being held in Maranello. In preparation for the tournament the boys will also play in friendly games organised against professional teams such as Monza and Novara.
Former AC Milan midfielder and Milan Academy head coach Andrea Icardi said “I am delighted that we have 6 boys from Balzan joining my under 13 and under 15 squads from Sydney to play in this prestigious international tournament. Boys from Balzan Academy who have played with my teams in past years have all shown great potential and helped our teams achieve good results.”
Balzan President Anton Tagliaferro said “Our boys will gain fantastic experience playing with Milan teams in the games in Italy. The boys will also benefit greatly spending two weeks with Andrea in Italy as in my opinion given his many years playing as a top player in Serie A and also as a coach at AC Milan, Andrea is one of the best youth coaches I have ever come across.”