Pill youngsters in European football tournament
10:30am Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
FOUR Newport youngsters are off to Poland today after being chosen to represent Wales in a football tournament.
Tiarna Greenaway,14, Marni Thorpe,14, Deiniol Parselle,16, and Omer Hassan Behaldeen,16, will take part in Eurocamp 2012 in Wroclaw from today until September 2.
Eurocamp 2012 is a football tournament designed to be a cultural experience at the same time.
Each of the 53 nations taking part will send two girls and two boys to the tournament.
The teenagers from Pill are involved in the Streetgames project and are involved in Pill Street Football Club.
They were asked by the Welsh Football Trust to represent Wales and were chosen by their coach Norman Parselle.
The 250 young people taking part come from disadvantaged areas in 53 nations and will spend five days playing football, learning and having fun.
The Pill teenagers will give a presentation about Wales at Eurocamp and watch the presentations by the other countries taking part.
Mr Parselle said Tiarna only got her passport within the last week and said Newport County Academy player Omer can't wait to travel.
He thanked the Welsh Football Trust and Streetgames for providing the opportunity.