AEK Youth FC Visit AEK Athens In Greece!
Last month, AEK Youth FC committee members/coaches Mario Michael, Costas Avraam and Marino Charalambous were invited to Greece by the professional superleague club AEK Athens FC. It was a fantastic visit where both clubs agreed to have stronger links with each other going forward including the matches between their youth academy teams, trials for London based players in Greece & the possibility of a London AEK Athens Development Centre.
The visit to Athens included a tour of the new AEK Academy Centre in Spata, where meetings were held with the Academy Director – Akis Zikos, an AEK superstar who played for AEK Athens and also Monaco FC (playing in the Champions league final vs Porto), Technical Director Michalis Mitrotasios & Stelios Manolas an AEK legend and now U21s coach (450 games for AEK & 70 games for Greece).
Greece U18s vs AEK Athens U18s was also being played on the same day and the London coaches watched this match & spoke with the Greece coach Kostas Tsanas and also watched the training sessions across all AEK Academy age groups. That evening the Mario, Costas & Marino were invited as VIPs to the AEK Athens Cup match at the Olympic stadium in Athens. The following day the coaches also met the CEO of AEK Athens FC and also the Academy Network Development Managers who co-ordinate AEK centres across Greece and Cyprus.
AEK Youth teams are enjoying another great season with the U14s Black team playing in the Middx Cup Final on 26th April at Hanwell Town FC, Perivale Lane, UB6 8TL at 2pm. Please come along to support!! If you would more information or to join next seasons U13s x2/U15s x2 & U17s please look at the aekyouthfc.com website or call 07505121748