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Max Smallcombe called into Wales Under-16 squad for UEFA Development Tournament in Faroe Islands

16 April 2015

Youngster to take part in four-team round-robin

Exeter City Academy prospect Max Smallcombe been called up to the Wales Under-16 squad to take part in a four-team UEFA Development Tournament in the Faroe Islands, which begins this weekend.

As well as the Faroe Islands as hosts, Max (pictured wearing number 6) and the Young Dragons will also compete against their counterparts from Iceland and Northern Ireland in a round-robin competition.

Wales kick off their tournament against Iceland at Tórsvøllur Stadium on Saturday 18th April in the Faroese capital of Tórshavn.  They play the hosts the following day at the same venue, and complete their fixtures on Monday 21st April against Northern Ireland at Gundadalur Stadium.

Midfielder Smallcombe was part of the Welsh Under-16 team which won the Victory Shield outright for just the second time in the competition’s history, as he featured in wins against England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  He also figured for the Young Dragons in two fixtures against France in September.

Academy Manager Simon Hayward said: “We’re delighted for Max that he has been selected once again for the Welsh international squad, especially as he moves closer towards the Under-17 age-group.  It is a credit to his hard work and the support network around him.

“International call-ups offer a different experience to what we can offer on our games-programme, so I hope that Max enjoys his time away with the team, continues to develop and learn from the experience, and returns to Exeter City next week an even better player.”

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