The tournament involved teams from the RHFA Talent Development Centre’s from Albany, Beachlands Maraetai and Papatoetoe United.
It was a rainy day, but the tournament attracted many supporters for all teams and it was a great turnout.
Academy founder Ricki Herbert spent the day watching the tournament and was impressed by the talent and enthusiasm shown by the players.
Beachlands-Maraetai took home the tournament trophies (pictured), beating Albany in the seniors final and overcoming Albany in the juniors final.
The academy’s Auckland coach Sam Negash congratulated Beachlands and thanked all who helped organise and run the tournament on the day.
“It was a good experience for our players,” he said.
“This is the first time we hosted a RHFA Auckland development cup game and it was fantastic to see so many players coming from different parts of Auckland.
“It was a great final.”
Beachlands TDC 1 Albany 0
Junior development final
Beachlands TDC 2 Albany 1 (Final)
Play-off for 3rd and 4th place
Beachlands Red TDC 4 Papatoetoe 3
Beachlands TDC: Henry (c), Jake, Lucy, Tadiwa, Daniel Dusbury, Dan Neilson, James, Callum, Ben, Connor, Kris (winning team).
Beachlands Blue Junior Development: Harrison (c), Beau, Corey, Todd, Blake, Heath, Max, Alex (winning team).
Beachlands Red Junior Development: Joel (c), Tanner, Jasper, Ryan, Connor S, Jesse, Jordan
Papatoetoe TDC: Adriane(c) Sebastion, Kavish, Krisha, Arniv, Kamveer, Jayden, Liam, Bradly, Roneel, Saurav, Noah.
Papatoetoe Junior Development: Jonathan(c), Issac, Ujjwal, Raul, Savyo, Inderveer, Dylan, Chavoner, Mubashir, Puneet, Manveer, Oshana.
Auckland Talent Development Centre (Albany): Taran(c), Ben P, George, Handrra, Eddy, Oliver, Kaiyu, Calem, Elliott, River, Travis, Alec.
Josh(c) Zhane, Shaan, Leo M, Jakob, Kalani, Christopher, Leo A, Trinity.