International appearance for Oakham’s Stefan Taylor

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Oakham teenager Stefan Taylor was part of the triumphant Football Development Schools West Brom International team which won the FC Santos Cup in Estonia.

Stefan, 13, was playing in his third tournament in this international squad and it was his third victory.

The FDS-West Brom International Squad is made up of six English players and six Finnish boys and is a great experience for the boys who have become good friends inspite of the language barrier.

Their performances were outstanding throughout.

Stefan said: “ I love being part of this squad, everyone takes their football seriously and we get on really well.

“This is my 19th tour with FDS and it is definitely the best one I have been on.”

The boys played against several top teams from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, and Russia.

The boys eventually won in the final 3-2 on penalties having not conceded a goal all tournament and running out as the highest scoring team.

Stefan, who represents the FDS-West Brom shadow squad has more tours planned for this year, one to France and another to Denmark.