U16 Spain

This season sees our U16 squad travel to Spain to take part in the Costa Daurada Cup in April 2023.

This page contains information for this event along with profiles of the playing squad and their sponsor details.

The complex where the tournament will be played. Futbol Salou is located in Cambrils and has 12 professional football fields. This includes 4 natural fields and 7 artificial, in addition to a 7-a-side field, all endiorsed by UEFA and FIFA.

The facility is used by many professional teams for training camps and also by International squads.

Located just over 1km away from Futbol Salou, Cambrils Park Resort is used exclusively over the tournament by teams taking part in the Costa Daurada Cup.

With several swimming pools and sports facilities (mini golf, football pitch, basketball, tennis, gym) there is plenty to help the squad relax between matches during the trip along with a shop onsite for buying treats.

The home of FC Barcelona, the Spotify Camp Nou is one of the largest stadiums in Europe holding 99,354 seated spectators. It has been home to some of the greatest players in history including Ronaldinho, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi.

During the trip the squad will visit the Camp Nou and take the stadium tour where they will also see the Barca museum.

U16 Player Profiles

Profiles of our U16 squad travelling to Spain with details of their individual sponsors. Each player has written their own bio.

Aiden

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HV Engineers Ltd

Position: Defender

Squad No: 6

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Supports: Swansea City

Fav Player: Matt Grimes

Bio: You will hear me before you see me, even though I stand head and shoulders above the rest.

The proud captain who can play in every position and doesn't have to jump for headers.

Finley

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Position: Striker

Squad No: 10

Nickname: Fin / Kingy

Supports: Cafetaleros de Chiapas

Fav Player: Andrés Iniesta

Bio: A warm hearted centre midfielder who could play a pass on a 50p coin.

A player who gets injured every week but still turns up to support the team.

Harry

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Brompton on Swale Village Shop

Position: Centre Midfielder

Squad No: 8

Nickname: H or Coops

Supports: Everton

Fav Player: Alex Iwobi

Bio: A mad CM who is everywhere all the time and who could put the Keeper in the back of the net with his fierce hot shot.

Jack

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Position: Midfielder

Squad No: 24

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Supports: Everton

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Shaun

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Position: Striker

Squad No: 20

Nickname: Shaun'o

Supports: Arsenal

Fav Player: Ian Wright

Bio: Proving it's not all about speed, my slow finishes often outwit the keeper. I would describe my style as unconventional.

Win, lose or draw I've always got a smile on my face.

Karan

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Position: Defender

Squad No: 3

Nickname: Luke Shaw

Supports: Manchester United

Fav Player: Marcus Rashford

Bio: A left back who always wants to beat the attacking team for pace and run through them.

Occasionally worry Andy and Mike then I cut inside inviting all the pressure towards me.

Pulled my hamstring more times than I score in training.

Seth

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Position: Defender

Squad No: 23

Nickname:

Supports: Sheffield United

Fav Player:

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Eidur

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Position: Defender

Squad No: 2

Nickname:

Supports: Chelsea

Fav Player:

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Corey

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Position: Right Back

Squad No: 17

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Supports: Middlesbrough

Fav Player: Messi

Bio: Full of dedication and personal pride - always out early practising skills.

George

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Position: Midfielder

Squad No: 14

Nickname:

Supports: Wolves

Fav Player: Ruben Neves

Bio: London born player who has had more hair colours than matches played.

Connor

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Happy Ever Crafter

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Position: Goalkeeper

Squad No: 1

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Supports: Liverpool

Fav Player: Alisson Becker

Bio: Big Liverpool supporter. Love being a Goalkeeper. Taller than my dad and always trying to scare him.

Hope to be England or Wales No1 keeper in the future

Stanton

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Position: Striker

Squad No: 9

Nickname: Sharkey

Supports: Hibs

Fav Player: Super John McGinn

Bio: A Welsh kid born to a Scottish father and an English mother.

The quintessential British striker.

Sam

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Position: Goalkeeper

Squad No: 21

Nickname: Sam

Supports: Huddersfield Town

Fav Player: Jack Rudoni

Bio: Very panicked and rushed. Couldn't catch a cold.

Season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town.

Loves to time waste.

Campbell

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Position: Striker

Squad No: 12

Nickname: Cam

Supports: Manchester United (very depressing at time)

Fav Player: Robin Van Persie

Bio: A small striker who is extremely talkative which sometimes gets me in a bit of trouble with the coaches.

Also have a massive head compared to the size of my body.

Jack

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Position: Midfielder

Squad No: 18

Nickname: Surge

Supports: Rangers

Fav Player: Ryan Jack

Bio: No stranger to a yellow card from a two footed tackle, with a touch of a donkey that only has pace and can sometimes dribble.

Finley

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Position: Centre Back

Squad No: 11

Nickname: Fin Stevo

Supports: Leeds

Fav Player: Carlos Puyol

Bio: A formally skinhead CB who loves an offside call.

May give Andy a heart attack for being "too composed"

Jack

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Position: Midfielder

Squad No:

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Supports: Arsenal

Fav Player:

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Romario

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Position: Midfielder

Squad No: 25

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Supports:

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Ryan

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Position: Left Mid

Squad No: 5

Nickname: Crazy Legs

Supports: Newcastle United

Fav Player: Paolo Maldini

Bio: A ginger half-Italian who doesn't stop running on the pitch and ends up covered in mud much to the despair of his mother.

Joe

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Position: Right Wing

Squad No: 22

Nickname: McKinlay

Supports: Manchester United

Fav Player: Ronaldo

Bio: A short tempered winger, with speed and accuracy. I'll pass that ball to your feet from anywhere on the pitch.

Marcus

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Position: Striker

Squad No: 16

Nickname: Big MT

Supports: Man United

Fav Player: Alejandro Garnacho

Bio: I love football, it was a sport I fell in love with from a young age and still do. It's just a shame because I wish I could run as fast I could eat.

So pretty please help me go to Spain in hopes of stopping my weight gain. But on a serious note, I can't wait to go to Spain with all my mates (and Dad) and create memories and stories that I will be able to tell friends back home and my kids in the future as a huge part of this trip is to make memories that'll last a lifetime.

Will

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JAMES THOMPSON

Position: Right Back

Squad No: 4

Nickname:

Supports: Newcastle United

Fav Player: Joe Willock

Bio: A small, pacey fullback that can leave an acre between himself and the attacker because he knows he can most likely catch up to them.

Spain Trip Coaching Staff

Thanks to all members of the coaching staff for all of their work during the season in preparation of the trip to Spain.

Without the work that you have put in, the trip would not be possible and the squad would not have had a fantastic opportunity to take part in.

Andy

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Position: Coach

Squad No: AK

Nickname: Kingy

Supports: Leeds United

Fav Player:

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Darren

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Position: Coach

Squad No: DR

Nickname: Daz

Supports: Barnsley

Fav Player: Neil Redfearn

Bio: A large middle aged defender with the turning circle of a bus.

To get past him you have to go the long way around!!

Mike

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Position: Coach

Squad No: MC

Nickname:

Supports: Everton

Fav Player: Duncan Ferguson

Bio: A meek and mild coach who will ensure that if the players don't make the Premier League, they will at least be contenders for Mr Universe.

Paul

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Position: Coach

Squad No: PH

Nickname:

Supports: Everton

Fav Player: Joe Parkinson, James Tarkowski

Bio: Known in his youth by his team mates as Crazy Legs for his roadrunner style raids on opposing defences, the years have caught him up and he's now more like Last Legs.

More likely to raid a fridge.

Mitchell

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Position: Water Boy

Squad No: MR

Nickname: Mitch

Supports: Barnsley

Fav Player: Adam Hamill

Bio:

Ryan

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Position: Coach

Squad No: RB

Nickname: Barker, or The Parking Master

Supports: Manchester United

Fav Player: Roy Keane

Bio: I'm a long legged coach who hates running. Passionate in teaching the kids playing short balls to each other in order to save my ageing legs.

Sponsors

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors below for their help in making the trip a possibility for all of the squad to attend. Without your support this would not have happened. We look forward to hosting an event in the summer where we can invite you all to attend.

Match Kit Sponsors

EOD Contracts Limited = Home shirt sponsor

TeamFeePay = Home shirt sleeve sponsor

Garage Door Company = Away shirt sponsor

Plastic Box Company = Away shirt sleeve sponsor

Your sponsorships enabled us to have bespoke match kits designed for the tournament.

Thank you also goes to Kick It Out for allowing us to promote them on our match shirt and travelwear sleeves, flags and pennants.

As an official Kick It Out Equality Standard Club, CVJFC are proud to show their support to this brilliant organisation.

Clothing Sponsors

Just Leasing

Arnold Clark

Tri-Tech

LCM Engineering & Consultancy

Ross Wright Ltd


Donations/Grant Funding

Catterick Village Bus Stop Swap Shop

Richmond Duck Club

Colburn Town Council

North Yorkshire Council

Ladies of Catterick Village Nearly New Shop

miller homes

Hipswell Council

Player Sponsors

plasticboxshop.co.uk

Rondo Travel

Tri-Tech

Chonka MOT & Vehicle Services, Bedale

Swale Scaffolding Limited

Brompton on Swale Village Shop

Just Leasing

CEC Ltd

Trusted Funding

Clarksons Accountants

Tanfield Pine

Bedale Electrical Ltd

Bedale Plumbing and Heating Ltd

The Greyhound Inn

R & J Farrow

M. Percival

Chimneycrete

The Three Horseshoes

M&A Lerigo Ltd

RDT Driver Training

Player Sponsors (continued)

Garage Door Company

Pitman Training (Swansea)

The Vehicle Group (TVG)

Eastern District Tailors

Lightning Bolt Locksmith

Happy Ever Crafter

Vet-Search Ltd

Jonnoco

Long Meadow Care Home (Ripon)

Truck Technics

iNPIPE

HV Engineers

The Cutting Room

Fitting Solutions

James Thompson

Auckland Dental Practice

LCM Engineering & Consultancy

Ross Wright Ltd

Eyecatching Signs

Pellikaan