In this edition of #WhatsYourStory, we look ahead to Scone Thistle’s trip to the Holland Easter Open with Trans World Soccer, where they will join teams from around Europe to compete in the South Division Cup.
The boys will be excited to come up against a wealth of different opposition, and Youth Football Scotland caught up with coach Aaron Fleming to find out just what they are most looking forward to.
The coach went on to say that along with his other coaches, they are ‘looking forward to the boys gaining experience against different international opposition who play in different styles and have different strengths and techniques which can only improve them as players’.
Furthermore, they believe that coming up against a variety of teams will help in giving the boys a ‘culture lesson’, and hope that they can ‘make memories for life’.
A historic club, which was founded in 1882, Scone Thistle will be looking to write a new page in the history books in Holland this year.
The team are confident, with coach Aaron claiming that ‘the boys do their talking on the football field.’ Thistle are still in with a chance of winning the league, League Cup and Regional Cup – they will be hoping to win all of those along with the Holland Easter Cup.
1. What tournament are you competing in?
Scone Thistle 2003s are going to the Easter Open Tournament 2018 in Holland and we will be competing in the South division Cup.
2. What are you most looking forward to?
As coaches myself, Aky and Geoff are looking forward to the boys gaining experience against different international opposition who play in different styles and have different strengths and techniques which can only improve them as players but also give them a culture lesson in life and make memories for life. The team are looking forward to playing different teams and taking their creative style of play and hopefully trying to win the Cup along with PSV tour we have organised along with the tournament, so all in all will be fantastic experience.
3. What is something that people may not know about Scone Thistle?
Scone Thistle as a club were founded in 1882 and are the third oldest football club in Perthshire. The 2003s this season have brought 10 new players into the fold and lost 10 to different teams. This 2003 group at Scone Thistle do their talking on the football field and are still in with a chance of winning the league and the league cup competitions and are 1 of 2 teams from Perthshire still in with a chance to win the Regional Cup.