Under 18 White team to tour Cyprus

February 21, 2023

Half term next week will be slightly different for one of the teams of community grassroots club Omonia Youth FC, sponsored by Diamond Corp. Ltd as they will be spending their week in Cyprus.

Michael Pieri and Harry Theodorou’s Under 18 White team will be celebrating their final year in grassroots youth football by going on a tour to Cyprus where they will play three prestigious friendlies. The Under 18 White, who are enjoying a fine season, will play matches against Anorthosis, Omonoia Nicosia and New Salamis. Excitingly, their match against Omonoia Nicosia will be played at the club’s Illias Poullos training ground. That same day they will be guests of the club at one of the biggest games in Cypriot football, as they will watch Omonoia take on rivals APOEL in the Cyprus Cup at the GSP Stadium.

The squad that will be flying out includes: Stefanos Pieri, Andreas Fereos, Kevin Milenkovic, Andre Bacchus, Nicholas Theodorou, Michael Pavlou, Yianni Sophocleaous, Igor Gomes-Matos, Christian Pempestios, Viktor Borisov, Billy Cook, Tom Morgan, Sami Hristov, Rohan Biswas, Edwin Abbassi, Michael Mina, Godwin Obeng and Noel Allen.

The itinerary for the tour is as follows:

Sunday 12th February – Arrive in Larnaca

Monday 13th vs Anorthosis

Tuesday 14th – training

Wednesday 15th vs Omonoia Nicosia

Wednesday 15th watch Omonoia v APOEL

Thursday 16th vs New Salamis

Friday 17th – Free Day

Saturday 18th – Return to London

The team will be accompanied on the trip by the coaching staff of Michael Pieri and Harry Theodorou. Talking about the trip Michael said: “The trip has taken months of planning and we hope the boys take away plenty from the trip.  We want this trip to be a memorable one; one that we all look back on in years to come with fondness. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel with your teammates and friends to a foreign country to play football. However, there is an element of sadness as two of our boys can’t be there with us but they will be in our thoughts throughout. I would like to thank the many people who gave donations to enable the trip to go ahead. Special thanks to AGK Partners who sponsored our kit, to Hydra Capital and Golden Boy Entertainment too for their contributions. There have also been some amazing individuals who have helped in incredible ways. They know who they are, and their generosity has been heart-warming and we thank them dearly. Please keep an eye on the club’s social media channels for updates on the trip.”

The club would like to wish the team and coaching staff a safe journey and hope the team enjoy their football in what will be a fantastic experience for all.

Should you feel enthused and want to know more about Omonia Youth FC, you can contact the club at omoniayouthfootballclub@hotmail.com, via the contact page on the club’s website www.omoniayouthfc.com as well as following the club on twitter @OmoniaYouthFC and Instagram @omoniayouthfc1994.