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Largs Colts and KSC Barca on way to Oslo

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- Largs Colts and KSC Barca will join Crosshouse in heading to Oslo
- They’ll be taking part in the Biggest International Youth Football Festival in the World
- Both clubs spoke to YFS at our Norway Cup talk in Glasgow
 
Largs Colts and KSC Barca are two teams that will be sending squads to Oslo for the prestigious annual Norway Cup in the summer. Held annually sine 1972, as many as 1,700 teams from across the globe descend on the Norwegian capital and compete against each other across all ages for both boys and girls.
 
North Ayrshire will be represented by two teams at this years tournament. Largs Colts re one of those teams. They will be sending a 2002s team to Norway this summer. Captain and centre-mid Robbie Coupar discussed how exciting the news was when it was announced that the team would be going to Norway. “As soon as I heard, I really wanted to go,” he said. “When it was confirmed, it was great news and we're really looking forward to it.
 
The Colts have a strong team ethic about them which Robbie explained that “it's not all about the winning. There's a lot of people and parents coming over. Everyone in the squad will be given a chance.”
 
KSC Barca of Kilwinning will be sending two squads to Oslo. A 2002 and a 2003 team are set to compete at the Norway Cup in the summer. We spoke with 2003's captain Daniel Sweeney about the amazing experience of going to Norway as well as discussing the team morale.
 
“We always start with our strongest eleven,” said centre-mid Sweeney, but added that “everybody gets a game which keeps the vibe strong.”
 
Defender and midfielder Adam is also looking forward to the tournament. “I'm quite excited to be going because there's quite a lot of games against teams from all over the world.”
 
Both Largs Colts and KSC Barca collectively make up three of the 16 teams that will be representing Scotland at this years tournament. The Norway Cup kicks off on the 31st July and will run until the 6th August.
 
Since its foundation in 1972, nearly 50,000 teams from around the world have taken part at the tournament, which takes place at the Ekebergsletta field in Norway.

Daniel Smith | YFS South East Region Journalist
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