Rock the Pitch 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever!
We originally announced an August date for this year’s Rock the Pitch, but we are now going to ask to to sit tight and get your teams ready for a fall/winter event as we merge Rock the Pitch with the Kristian Jack Charity Tournament.
Both events are in their sixth year, and Gulu United FC international director Adrian Bradbury and TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack want to bring you a new format and a truly memorable footy fundraiser in 2014. Continue reading
Uganda’s Kawowo Sports reported today, “The timely arrival of the stylish attacking Uganda national U-17 midfielder, Kipper Luwalo (pictured left) has boosted the team’s camp ahead of the first leg of the 2015 African U-17 championships qualifier against Seychelles on Saturday in Victoria.”
Gulu United’s Luwalo returned to Uganda on Sunday after a two-week training stint in Canada that saw him work with the Soccer Academy Alliance of Canada’s Power FC, English Championship side Brentford Football Club and Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.
Click here for the complete story at Kawowo Sports, and visit SuperSport for a feature on the naming of the U17 travel squad.
With his final kick in Canada, Kipper Luwalo played a full 90 minutes and a key role in midfield as the Power FC U20s topped Sigma FC 2-1.
CLICK HERE for all of the photos from the match.
Early Tuesday morning, Kipper arrived safely in Uganda and was whisked off to Jinja where he joins Steven Bongomin at the U17 National Team Camp, as they prepare for their opener versus Seychelles.
The Gulu United Football Club will get it’s first taste of World Cup qualifying next week, when academy players Steven Bongomin (pictured) and Kipper Luwalo travel to Niger with the Ugandan U17 National Team to face Seychelles.
Bongomin, the crafty left-footed midfielder is currently training with the U17 squad at Njeru Technical Centre, with Luwalo joining the team on Tuesday after he wraps up his trial in Canada with Toronto FC (MLS).
Gulu United will also be represented on the sidelines, with senior academy coach Peter Onen being named as an assistant coach with the U17 team.
Visit Kawawo Sports for the complete U17 roster.
Gulu United’s Kipper Luwalo ventured north to the KIA Training Ground on Monday for the first day of his trial with the Toronto FC Academy of Major League Soccer.
Kipper got off to a great start. He was very impressed with the quality of the players, coaching and facility and is looking forward showing off his best all week.
Here are a few photos of Kipper at TFC on Monday.
Over 100 youth footballers from across Ontario competed this past weekend in the first ever ‘Canadian’ Open Trial for the Brentford Football Club.
Some great skills and determination were on display from the youth, and two of the most outstanding players have been selected to go to London, England for a one-week trial — all expenses paid!
Heading to the Brentford FC Academy this fall will be Matthew Mollicola (U12) and Malcolm Duncan (U15). Matthew (Glen Shields) stood out for his decision making and composure on the ball, while Malcolm (Sigma) caught the eye of the Brentford coaches with his tough tackling and command of the back line.
And, a big thank you to Brentford FC academy coaches Stuart English and Anthony Hayes, all of the Power FC coaches and Umbro Canada for making it such a great weekend.
Here are the photos from Day 1 and Day 2.