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Scottish Youth Champions League 2015 Preview

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We are just three weeks away from the biggest event of the summer for the 1999 age group. Three time Glasgow champions Milngavie Wanderers host the tournament once again on Sunday 14th June at Parklea (Port Glasgow). Eight top teams from their own individual district leagues from across the country will come together to compete to see who will be crowned the champion of champions. 
 
The clubs have won an astonishing 18 league titles and 27 district cups between them and that will only increase as the season ends! That is what differentiates the SYCL from other events, every team has proven themselves to be the best so the quality is always very high. Over 50 players who have competed in the SYCL have gone on to play pro youth in the past four years – it is a fantastic platform to see the best emerging talent on show at the U16 age group. 
 
The Groups
 
Group A                                                   Group B
St Peters
Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers
Jeanfield Swifts
Fraserburgh Linkup
Hutchison Vale
Milngavie Wanderers
Burntisland Shipyard
Dryburgh Athletic
              
                                                               
The Teams
 
-Milngavie Wanderers
 
Milngavie (hosts) won the Glasgow league three years in a row. They are currently top of the Cumbernauld & Kilsyth A league and have a league cup final against Coltswood on Friday. The hosts also won three consecutive Glasgow league cups and a West Regional title. They are last year's beaten finalists. 
 
-St Peters
 
Recently crowned Paisley champions for the third consecutive year, St Peter’s are the current SYCL champions and are in the West Region Cup final having won it in 2012/13, where they will face rivals Hillwood on June 13th. 
 
-Hutchison Vale
 
Hutchie have won the South East league title twice and lifted the Scottish Cup at  the U13 level. This season they have already won the League Cup and reached the Scottish Cup final. They make their debut in this year's SYCL.
 
-Jeanfield Swifts
 
Jeanfield are on the verge of reclaiming the Perth & Kinross league title, having won it in 2012/13. They have already secured two cup wins on the hunt for a treble. This is their second appearance in the finals, having exited at the group stage last year.
 
-Dryburgh
 
The two time Dundee champions are unable to reclaim their crown for a third year, but won the league cup and have another final coming up to add to their trophy cabinet. They reached the semi finals of last year's competition. 
 
-Burntisland Shipyard
 
The two-time Fife champions finished their league campaign strongly but were pipped to the league title. They, like Dryburgh, won the League Cup and hope to do the double with another cup final coming up. They make their third appearance at the finals having missed out on the last four on goal difference last year.
 
-Wishaw WW
 
Recently crowned Lanarkshire champions for the second year in a row, they have the Central Region cup final to look forward to against West Lothian champs Coltswood Athletic. Wishaw make their second appearance at the finals having made it through to the semi finals last year. 
 
-Fraserburgh
 
Broch emerged as champions of Aberdeen breaking the dominance of the big two (Albion & Dyce) last season, whilst reaching the semi finals of the Scottish Cup in 2013/14. They beat Culter to lift the League Cup in May and make their debut in the competition. 
 
 
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