English Premier League giants, Liverpool FC, has confirmed its participation in the JSSL Professional Academy 7s.
Four other prominent clubs sides – Manchester United, Valencia CF, Fulham FC and Urawa Reds – are also set to join this event. It will be held from April 28-30 at the Padang, alongside the JSSL International 7s.
This is the first time these world-renowned clubs are competing in Singapore together. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, the JSSL International 7s and Professional Academy 7s will see about 350 teams from across the region participating.
Managing Director of JSSL Singapore, Harvey Davis, said: “With Liverpool FC confirming their presence for the JSSL Professional Academy 7s, it will be a football treat for many football fans in Singapore.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Valencia CF, Urawa Reds and Fulham FC are all names which football fans recognise, and to have them in Singapore in action will be a football treat like no other. The players who play at the Padang will surely become the stars of tomorrow.”
With big names to boot, the JSSL International 7s will be an opportunity for players in the region to learn from the best youth teams in the world.
Alex Inglethorpe, Liverpool Football Club’s Academy Director, said: “It is a real honour for us to be invited to a tournament which has so many top-class football teams participating. We are really looking forward to taking part in the 2018 JSSL Professional Academy 7s event in Singapore.”
2018 will mark the second year that the JSSL Professional Academy 7s have been added to the annual sevens tournament.
In 2017, Fulham FC, Bangkok United, Sporting, Penang FC and Perth Glory were among the teams that took part in the event. Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon emerged as champions.