NEWS: Club Brugge confirmed for 2017 Weifang Cup


The Newcastle Jets youth selection that will travel to China in July for the 2017 Weifang Cup could play another iconic European team, Club Brugge.

Recently the tournament announced that the Belgians would join FC Tokyo (Japan), Chivas Guadalajara (Mexico), Odense Boldklub (Denmark), VfL Wolfsburg (Germany), and Shandong Luneng Taishan (China) for the tournament.

Defending Champions Desportivo Brasil from Sao Paulo will also be in China to defend their crown.

The Weifang Cup is an international youth football tournament that was founded in 2006, and which routinely attracts development teams from some of the best club sides and football nations from around the globe.

Between July 23 and 29 this year players from the Club’s PS4 National Premier Leagues teams combined with members of the Emerging Jets system will venture to China.

Selected matches from the 2017 Weifang Cup will be broadcast across China on stations including CCTV, Shandong TV, Beijing TV, Tianjin TV, Fujian TV, and Liaoning TV. The tournament also attracts significant attention from the nation’s written press, which will provide the Jets with a further opportunity to positively build its brand in China.

In its most recent match in the PS4 NPL NNSW Newcastle Jets Youth lost 1-0 to Valentine FC. Clayton Zane’s side will face Lake Macquarie City FC on Sunday 7 May 2017 at Macquarie Field. Kick-off will be at 2:30pm.