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Currie Star shine at Netherlands Easter Open

CGI-sponsored Currie Star 2008s enjoy European trophy success in the Netherlands

Scottish football is celebrating new European success after Currie Star FC’s 2008 boys team
triumphed at the Easter Open International Youth Tournament in the Netherlands.

The squad of 16 boys aged 14 and 15 travelled with their coaches and parents from Edinburgh to Gramsbergen for the first time to take on teams from not only Holland but also Belgium and Denmark – the only team from Scotland to do so.

The tournament, which was being staged for just the third time, and the first since COVID-19
struck in 2020, saw Currie Star 2008 victorious in all their pool stage matches.

Then in the final to the delight of their four coaches – Spencer Misstear, Ewan MacKenzie, Tris
Roberts and Neil McConnachie – they won 1-0 against LSC 1890 from Sneek in the
Netherlands, to end up unbeaten over the tournament’s two days.

It was a massively successful trip for the team, who also played in their brand new kit donated
to the club by new sponsors, IT and business consulting services company CGI.

Spencer, who also works for CGI, said: “The tournament was a fantastic experience for the
boys and for everyone at the club.

“We’d worked hard to raise money for the trip, including a special auction that raised around
£1,700 thanks to a whole host of donations, including from Turnhouse Golf Club who hosted the
event in their clubhouse.

“Ultimately, it was a fantastic football experience for the players, and as an organisation we
would like to thank everyone who contributed to getting us out there, and to the tournament
itself. We not only achieved success on the field, but made new and lasting friendships off the
pitch too, which is also a huge win for the team.”

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