Pruszcz Gdansk victorious in the 8th ‘Przystanek Euro’ Youth Football Competition

14 teams from the counties of Gdansk, Bytów, Czluchowski, Kościerski, Kwidzyń, Lębork, Malbork, Puck, Slupsk, Starogard, Tczew, Wejherowo and the cities of Gdansk and Gdynia battled over two days at the PGE ARENA for title of champions of the 8th Przystanek Euro Youth Football Competition. At the end of the tournament the Pruszcz Gdansk team took the gold medal.

As in previous years the tournament was for the Under-12 age group (born 2002 and later). The first day saw all the teams compete in a group stage with each of the four group winners advancing to the knockout stage which was played on the pitch of the PGE ARENA.

After a fierce battle, and some impressive performances, the boys from Pruszcz Gdansk, representing Gdansk county, took first place. In second place came the side representing Bytów county and the final medal place went to the young team from Gdansk representing the Top Talent programme. In fourth place, from the 14 teams which entered, came the boys from Lębork county.

To have the opportunity to play on the pitch where just days earlier Robert Lewandowski and the national side had played and which had hosted matches in Euro 2012 as well as Barcelona in recent years was a great experience for everyone.

The young players received their medals from Lechia Gdansk players  Sebastian Madera and Luis Carlos Santos Deleu. Also at the award ceremony was Polish ski jumper Jan Ziobro. In addition to the tournament trophies the young players also went away with commemorative photos and autographs of their heroes.

The tournament was organised by the City of Gdańsk, the Pomerania Football Association and the PGE Arena. Gdansk Metropolitan Area was the Honorary Patron.