Academy off on their own European tour
The academy side is something that more and more of us are paying special attention to these days - particularly as we are building something worthy of the name.
It is not just the senior side that are off on a European tour next season, the academy side are off to Denmark for their pre-season and will take on a couple of Danish sides and a Swedish one too.
This is the schedule for Ian Woan's youngsters this summer as detailed on the Pompey Site...
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ACADEMY'S PRE SEASON PROGRAMME
Pompey Academy will prepare for the new season with a trip to Denmark as they look to build on a superb campaign.
Ian Woan's side finished fourth in their debut season at academy level and will be hoping to get off to a good start when the new campaign begins on Saturday, August 23.
The Blues have friendlies against Gosport, Havant & Waterlooville, Hamworthy and Bournemouth before they jet off to Copenhagen, where they will train and also face Brondby, Odense and Swedish side Halmstad.
When they return to England there will be a match against Swindon before the new season gets underway.
Pompey Academy's pre-season fixtures:
Tuesday, July 15: Gosport (A) (kick-off 7.45pm)
Thursday, July 17: Havant & Waterlooville (A) (7pm)
Tuesday, July 22: Hamworthy (A) (7pm)
Thursday, July 24: Bournemouth (12pm)
Tuesday, July 29: Brondby (A) (11am)
Thursday, July 31: Halmstad (A) (3pm)
Saturday, August 2: Odense BK (A) (4pm)
Wednesday: August 13: Swindon (A) (12pm)
Please note: Some kick-off times are still to be confirmed.