Did you know that Real Madrid, Arsenal and Celtic will be taking part in a soccer competition in Dublin this Easter?
They are three of the clubs that will join Ajax of Amsterdam and West Bromwich Albion on the pitches of St Kevin’s Boys Club near Beaumont Hospital in North Dublin for the 6th year of the club’s Academy Cup.
The tournament was born in 2009 as part of the clubs 50th anniversary celebrations and has grown to become one of the best recognised tournaments across Europe for boys playing at U13 level.
The strong line-up of world class teams for 2014 should ensure that large crowds converge on the venue over the three days of play which start on Good Friday morning at 10.30am and run through to the final at 1.30pm on Easter Sunday.
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It will of course be just one example of thousands of venues hosting thousands of games in youth sport across Ireland every weekend. From soccer and gaelic games to rugby, hockey, basketball and athletics the roads of the country are jammed every Saturday and Sunday morning with parents delivering kids to practice and matches.
For some it is ultra competitive, for others an opportunity to get some fresh air but for all it is something that is managed largely on a voluntary basis among parents, and an activity that delivers in the battle for healthy children growing into healthy adults.
On June 12th 2014 Sport for Business will host The Business of Youth Sport, a half day conference aimed at discovering ways in which commercial partnerships can be forged to bring benefit to children, to sport and to business in an area that is of huge importance.
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