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City gets their hands on youth trophy

11 April 2014

City's youth set-up finally got their hands on the Youth Alliance (North East) Division winners' trophy this Friday (11 April 2014) morning after being crowned as champions of their league this season.

The Bantams' Head of Youth and Academy Manager Peter Horne (pictured) received the trophy at the Coral Windows Stadium from former Bantams defender David Wetherall - now Head of Youth Development at the Football League - and the League's Youth Development Business Manager Jim Briden.

Now in the club's possession, the trophy will be officially presented to City's triumphant youth team by Wetherall and Bantams boss Phil Parkinson on the pitch at Valley Parade before the club's final Sky Bet League 1 home fixture of the season against Crawley Town (on Saturday 26 April 2014).

This club's title success this campaign is a fitting reward for City's apprentices, who led the way at the top of league since the very start of the season. 

They actually won the title with three games of their league season to go just over two weeks ago having won fifteen and lost only two of their nineteen matches up to that point.

Even more impressively, the Bantams actually went through until 11 March unbeaten in the league. Their tremendous unbeaten run through to March incredibly saw City only two points throughout that period.

Unsurprisingly given their dominance this season, City have conceded the fewest goals in their league so far and scored the most. Their final game of the league season is against Burton Albion this Saturday.

Not happy with their title success alone though, City's apprentices will go for a league and cup double later this month when they take on Colchester United in the Youth Alliance Cup Final.

The cup final will take place at the Coral Windows Stadium on Tuesday 29 April 2014.

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