Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shane Anthony for Arsenal Soccer Festival

Shane Anthony of St. Britto High School was among the 16 School footballers from across India trained in 'The Arsenal Way' by Paul Shipwright (Arsenal Soccer School) and Martin Davis (Arsenal FC Development Officer) and who participated in the 18th Arsenal International Soccer Festival in London from July 26 to August 1, 2008. The team under the name of "Tata Tea Arsenal Soccer Stars" was chosen amongst 400 children who took part in a national school football tournament. The 30 best amongst those were chosen and then trained for a couple of weeks at the Calcutta Cricket & Football Club with the best 16 chosen for the tournament in London.

The team from India drew with Acton Ealing (London) 2-2, beat Fk Orn-Horten (Norway) 2-0 and lost to West Hartford (USA) 0-3.

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