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Wednesday, 27 July 2005 - 11:42
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Wednesday, 23 March 2005 - 12:13
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Tuesday, 01 March 2005 - 14:44
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Wednesday, 12 January 2005 - 16:45
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Wednesday, 05 January 2005 - 11:02
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Wednesday, 14 July 2004 - 19:33
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Monday, 12 July 2004 - 15:46
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Friday, 09 July 2004 - 14:26
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27 July 2005 11:42

Aberdeen's U14 team did club and country proud by triumphing over a host of international competition to take home six trophies, including the Boys 14's event title, in last weeks' Aberdeen International Football Festival.

Changes in the team grouping meant that the youngsters, coached by Brian Dunn and Mark Emslie, had to play - and win - seven games in six days in round robin style matches. They proved victorious, however, with victories over Rivervalley Rangers (Republic of Ireland), Old Benonians (twice ? South Africa), Faroes (twice), Dundee United and Albion Boys Club. They clinched the title, for the first time since 2002, by defeating the Faroe Islands 3-0 in the final at the Chris Anderson Stadium on Saturday. All three goals were scored by Sam Urquhart who was also top scorer in the event.

The team also succeeded in taking the Boys 14's 'It's a knockout' and 'Soccer Tennis' competitions with Chris Lennon taking top honours in the 'Ten Pin Bowling' contest.

Coach Brian Dunn said "The team performed really well with half of the 20-strong squad scoring at least one goal or more over the week. The other aspect I'm proud of is how the team conducted themselves. Everyone from the porters and catering staff to A.I.F.F. Director Gordon Naismith commented on how well mannered they were and how the boys were an asset to the club."

The annual AIFF has established itself as a highlight in the North-East sporting calendar and has played host to teams from over 40 countries in 6 different continents in it's 25 year history. The tournament is sponsored by AFC and Aberdeen City Council and places an emphasis on the 'fun and friendly' aspect of the sport as well as the competitive side.