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U11 dominates international tournament |  SK Storm

U11 dominates international tournament | SK Storm

Youth football cream

The 2013 SK Sturm Graz team was represented by two teams at the U11 FSR Masters International Grand Tournament in Wildon. “FSR Styrian Trophy 2024” is the annual tournament organized by Raffl Higher Football School which includes 32 teams, including teams such as the first Croatian team Lok Zagreb, Mezöli Academy Budapest from Hungary, NK Duplek Maribor and NK Miklavc Mura also from Slovenia. As the best local teams, in addition to SK Sturm, were Austria Vienna, Red Bull Salzburg Süd, GAK, RZ Pellets WAC, SKN St Pölten, NWM Kapfenberg and Raffle Football School.
In the preliminary round, the black team of SK Sturm earned 19 points in seven matches and ended up in second place in the group. The white team also achieved 19 points, thus occupying first place in the preliminary round. Dietmar Schilcher as well as youth leader and organizer Thomas Raffl eagerly followed the further course of the tournament.

Internal club duel

In the round of 16, the white team met Colombia Floridsdorf and won clearly 4-0. The Black team only won on penalties in the round of 16 against NWM KSV. It won't be the last for the Black team. In the quarter-finals, the black team played against SKN St. Pölten and won 3-0, while the white team beat NK Brinje Grossople 2-0. In the semi-final, there was an internal duel between the black team and the white team – some information about this: 19 children, 14×2013, 4×2014 and Eli Heinsley from the U12 team, 132 minutes played for each team at 30 degrees – and it became It's really exciting. The Black team took a 2-0 lead, but the White team responded with two goals and it went to penalties, where the Black team punched their ticket to the final. The Whites played against Austria Vienna for third place but lost 3-1 in a close match.

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The ultimate crime thriller

In the final match there was a meeting with Lokomotiv Zagreb (Cratia), which knocked Vienna Austria out of the race to win the championship with a score of 1-0. This final was very exciting and really heavy on the legs, but our black team showed fighting spirit, willingness to run, strong nerves and a high mentality. With two good chances, we got on penalties and won 3-2 late in the evening at 7pm. The joy and cheers were great.


The whole team was at work on this day of the tournament. All the boys and girls had approximately the same play time. Many thanks to Elie Henzel, Ante Grijic and Levi Candlebauer for your commitment and help – great, you did a really good job.

The coaching team Martin Timmel, Philip Setsam and Mario Hurt would also like to extend their huge compliments to the entire team and would also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents for their support and food.