PAOK Academy’s European season gets underway
Just a few days after winning the league title, PAOK’s Under-15 champions left for Europe. PAOK are taking part in the Turnier Plan Rimini Cup 2023, which will be held in Bad Kissingen, Germany from May 18 to 23. This is a tournament that the club traditionally participates in, in this age category and one that… we traditionally win.
Savva Konstantinidis’ and Kosmas Vakoufaris’ team will face clubs such as Bayern, Celtic, Augsburg, Hajduk, St. Pauli, Teplice, and Arminia Bielefeld.
The Under-15s will then travel to Malmo, Sweden for the Malmo Trophy (1-6.06), where they will face Sevilla, Heerenveen, Malmo and the Jamaican national team.
Then the destination is Spain for the Under-19s, who face the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia on 19.05 (19:00) in the quarter-finals of the Al Abtal tournament.
Before the Final Four of the league (possible dates are June 2nd and 10th), PAOK’s Under-17s will be in the Netherlands on 27 and 28.05 in the Beau Vilters tournament, together with Bayer Leverkusen, Feyenoord, Alkmaar, Utrecht, Genk, Norgeland, Cologne, and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The Under-13s will be in the Netherlands at the TSC International tournament, which will be held on June 17 and 18 and will feature Milan, Newcastle, Shakhtar, Feyenoord, and Paris Saint-Germain, among others.
The Under-12s will also travel to the Netherlands on June 10 and 11 for the Yourlease Youth Tournament, while they will also participate in the Football Mind-Elite Youth Tournament from June 23 to 25 in Skydra.
PAOK’s Under-11s will be in Dusseldorf on 27 and 28.05 in the Pfingst Cup, which will be followed by the Raddatz Cup in Hanover (10-12.06), before one more tournament, the Dragan Mance Cup in Belgrade on 16.06.
In Germany the Under-10s will be initially in Dusseldorf for the Pfingst Cup (27 and 28.05) and then in Hanover (2-5.06). Also, from June 9 to 14, they will be in another tournament in Varna, Bulgaria.
Finally, the Under-9s and Under-7/8s will participate in a domestic tournament in Makrohori Imathia on May 20, while the Under-9s will also travel to Germany on May 25 for the Pfingst Cup.