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King Of The Kick-Ups

Posted: Thu 25 Oct 2012
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George Thomason Wins Academy Competition

Blackpool Academy player George Thomason was crowned King of the Kick-Ups at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night.

The under-12s star kept the ball off the ground for a duration of eight minutes at Bloomfield Road, in a competition between the Academy age groups.

Lead Foundation Coach Ciaran Donnelly was thrilled with how the players competing responded to performing in front of a packed crowd.

"We've had players in the Academy practicing kick-ups for the past four weeks on both feet, and the best ones in training last Friday were selected to show off their skills at the game against Nottingham Forest," he explained.

"The lads on the pitch were in the under-9 to under-15 age category and the exercise has helped us to measure the competitiveness in the squads, as well as highlight the individuals who are prepared to go away and work hard on their game.

"We've got some really good players in the Academy and I'd like to congratulate George on his achievement."