American Dream Trip for College Students; Super Time Is Enjoyed in Kansas
Byline: PAUL SNOWDON
FOR the third year running, Knowsley Community College sports students travelled to Kansas to take part in a 10-day football tournament.
The previous two years, the team had triumphed as overall winners of the tournament; this year they reached the final but narrowly missed out on being crowned champions, losing 1-0. This slight disappointment was short-lived, however, as the lads went on to win the 'All-Star' game which involved KCC's team playing against the best players from American teams, making an exciting USA v England encounter.
A Knowsley Community College spokesman said: "This was a great experience, with national anthems being played and a lot of spectators.
"Certainly the standard of the competition was even higher than last year and tested the players to their limits. The weather also impacted on a number of games, with major thunderstorms to contend with.
"Despite the weather, and losing the goalkeeper for two games due to illness, the lads did themselves proud.
"Away from the playing side, the students again stayed with host families who all commented on their excellent behaviour and how they were a credit to the college and the borough of Knowsley.
"All of the team thoroughly enjoyed the trip and said that it was a brilliant experience. …