Youth football tournament set to ignite Klang Valley this weekend

Young footballers will gain valuable tournament experience at the KL Cup 2018.

Young footballers will gain valuable tournament experience at the KL Cup 2018.

THE country’s premier international youth football tournament is set to take place this weekend.

The KL Cup 2018 will be held from on March 4 and 5 at The New Camp in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

Initiated in 2016, the KL Cup is an international youth football tourney that targets competitive junior teams from across the region.

The aim of the two-day tournament is to improve the opportunities for high-quality inter-club football in South-East Asia.

The 2018 edition of the tournament will feature 98 youth football teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

The event is organised by Little League Soccer Malaysia, the country’s longest-running international football academy.

Started in Singapore in 1999, Little League moved to Malaysia in 2000 and quickly established itself as the premier provider of youth football coaching.

The academy now has four training centres in Kuala Lumpur, competitive teams (FC Kuala Lumpur) playing in leagues and tournaments, and runs both the KL Cup and the AirAsia KL Junior League.

With more than 95 teams from six countries taking part, the KL Cup 2018 is set to welcome a record number of players to Kuala Lumpur.

Located opposite the British International School of Kuala Lumpur in Bandar Utama, The New Camp plays host to two full-size astroturf pitches with floodlights.

The two pitches at The New Camp will be divided into six seven-a-side pitches for the KL Cup.

The Under-8, 10 and 12 teams will play within a quarter of the pitch, while the Under-14 and 16 teams will play across a half pitch.

For details of the tournament, call 016 308 1480 (Ian Johnston) or email