The Lija/Iklin Football Youth Nursery participated in the International Youth Week held in Gaflenz, a mountain village in Austria, between the 29th – 31st July. The participation was by invitation from the Mayor of the locality.
The nursery was represented by its Under-12 category which placed an honourable fourth out of eight teams from Germany, Austria, Lithuania and Estonia and the Under-11 side which placed sixth despite the fact that these players were a year younger than all the other participating teams.
The group was made up of 27 players, 5 coaches and officials and 16 adults including parents. During the eight-day visit, the group also had the opportunity to visit Vienna and other places of natural beauty like the Ice Caves and also the waterpark.
The Nursery took also the opportunity to present a small gift to the Mayor of Gaflenz to thank him for his invitation and also, on recommendation of our local council, to try to establish a link between the two councils. The Lija/Iklin Nursery is very hopeful that this initiative will be fruitful.