Stefan is key for Kokkola Cup winners

OAKHAM teenager Stefan Taylor was part of the triumphant Football Development School West Brom International team which won the Kokkola Cup in Finland at the end of July.

Stefan, 13, was playing in his third tournament in this international squad and it was his second victory. The FDS-West Brom International Squad is made up of seven English and seven Finnish boys.

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

The boys played against several top teams from Finland including one, ROPS from Rovaniemi, in the Arctic circle but the toughest game was against the home club GBK from Kokkola. The boys eventually triumphed in the final 4-0.

The FDS club is for boys between the ages of eight and 15. To find out about trials call 0845 4753815 or e-mail bookings@developmentschools.co.uk.