Goodison Park and Finch Farm welcomed an unusually large amount of red through the doors in the early weeks of March, as Toronto's Global Soccer Satellite School flew in for their third annual visit of Everton Football Club. With relations strong with our trans-Atlantic cousins, the Canadian soccer starlets - whose team's colours are strikingly similar to that of our neighbours - certainly nailed their affinities to the Blue mast and embraced an action-packed two weeks. As well as competing against teams like Wigan, Bolton and Newcastle, they also enjoyed an exclusive training session hosted by the Finch Farm Academy coaches on Friday 15 March. However the highlight of the trip for the Canadian youngsters was Saturday's pulsating victory over Manchester City - which saw Global sample the roar of the Goodison crowd and thoroughly enjoy their experience of Everton Football Club's famous stadium. Global Satellite Soccer Academy was established in 2003 as the brainchild of both Mick O' Brien, the late professional football scout for both Everton and Blackburn Rovers, and ex-pro and former Barbados international Jeff Hackett. Everton Football Club would like to wish these lucky Goodison charms all the best with their young careers and already look forward to next year's visit.

Carena Duffy
Fundraising Officer, Everton Football Club

Everton Football Club