RIASA to face Bradford City F.C. U21’s in local showcase derby

RIASA to face Bradford City U21’s

We are truly passionate about offering our student-athletes incredible opportunities during their time with us. A part of this is the chance to take on professional academies in what we call our showcase games.

The showcase squads are selected for each game based on individual performances and work ethic and this time it will be no different. There will be a mix of young student-athletes and older, more experienced academy members.

We are thrilled to confirm our next showcase game against Bradford City A.F.C. U21’s. The specially selected RIASA Showcase team will look to build on their previous impressive performances in their past two showcase games against Burnley F.C. U21’s and Leicester City’s International Academy. You can check out head academy coach, Rob Jones’ match report from the RIASA’s stunning performance against Burnley F.C. U21’s here.

Bradford will have strong motivations to give RIASA a competitive game. For one, Bradford A.F.C  is somewhat of a local derby, based just 10 miles from RIASA’s base in Leeds. Also, RIASA has long had a close connection to The Bantams, with an office based at Valley Parade, so there is certainly a friendly rivalry there.

How to follow the action

We will be running a YouTube live stream of the fixture, kicking off at 13:00 GMT. You can also follow along with the action through live Twitter updates, which will feature pre and post-game interviews with the student-athletes and coaches. In addition, you can catch some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage on Instagram and Snapchat (@riasa.soccer).

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