Sudbury’s youths welcome Germans to the club

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Sunday saw an international affair at AFC Sudbury as the club’s youth teams played two games against their German twin town counterparts SV Hoxter, with the visitors taking the spoils in both.

Sudbury’s youth squad welcomed 42 members of SV Hoxter for a long weekend of varied activities.

The two days included sightseeing in London, a couple of games of rounders and a barbecue before some warm-up games ahead their visit to watch Sudbury’s first-team game against Thamesmead Town on Saturday.

The evening was capped off by more activities in the form of a trip to the fish and chip shop followed by bowling and laser tag at Strikes.

Sunday brought the main event as two full international games were played, SV Hoxter fielded two teams against Sudbury’s youth teams, with some impressive football being played as the Germans won both games.

Organiser Darren Theobald was left thrilled with how well the weekend went, hailing it as a great success.

“The players who came over from SV Hoxter were a credit to their club and country,” he said.

“We are already planning another return visit for 2015.”