Manchester United set for JSSL 7s 2018

One of the world’s greatest football clubs Manchester United has confirmed its attendance for 2018 JSSL Singapore Professional Academies 7s which will be held at the Padang from 28 to 30 April, 2018. 

Manchester United, among the world’s football elites and known as the Red Devils, are the first team to be announced by event organisers of the JSSL 7s and Professional Academies 7s, with more participating teams to be announced over the next few weeks as registrations for the JSSL 7s pick up.

Said Nicky Butt, Manchester United’s Head of Academy: “We are always looking out for good, competitive football competitions. We are looking forward to participating in the event in 2018 in Singapore.”

The 2018 edition of the JSSL Professional Academies 7s will be the second time the academy sides of world renowned and regional teams participate in the event.

Earlier this year, Fulham FC, Bangkok United, Sporting Lisbon, Penang FC and Perth Glory were among the teams which took part, with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon emerging as champions.

Manchester United’s participation in the JSSL Professional Academies 7s is a major coup for the organisers of the football fiesta.

Said Harvey Davis, Managing Director of JSSL Singapore, “It was important for us to raise the bar, and to aim higher. It is important for us to keep improving on the competition and to make it more exciting. We are thrilled to have Manchester United at the JSSL Professional Academies 7s for 2018.”

Winners of the “Football For Freedom” tournament held in October 2016, Manchester United will be sending their Under-16 Academy team for the JSSL Professional Academies 7s.

Supported by Singapore Tourism Board, the JSSL 7s and Professional Academies 7s attracted 271 teams and over 3000 players from 15 Nations in total in March-April 2017.

An estimated 350 teams from across the region will be participating in the JSSL 7s 2018 edition.

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