At the weekend, the Centre of Excellence Boys U13s travelled to the Lake District to play friendlies against GT7 Academy, Carlisle United FC and Trafford FC Youth, along with their coaches Gavin Gawne, Andy Asbridge and Callum Gawne.
On Friday, the squad were hosted by GT7 Academy. Great football and goals were displayed by both sides on the night. Scorers for the Isle of Man included Charlie Alstead, Alfie Price, Saul Tumblety and Preston Anderson.
On Saturday the team travelled to Manchester to play a tough fixture against Trafford FC Youth. Aaron Vincent managed to get onto the scoresheet for the Isle of Man.
In the final friendly the boys were pitted against Carlisle United FC Academy. The trip was topped off with a fantastic performance by the Isle of Man against the EFL League Two outfit with great goalkeeping displays from both Aiden Pickering and Oli Burden and goals from Noah Campbell, Alfie Price, Liam Blake and Ollie Eyres.
The Isle of Man FA would like to thank GT7 Academy, Trafford FC Youth and Carlisle United FC for providing such fantastic hospitality to the team and coaches during the visit.