MFA Liverpool 於4月29日(星期六) 至 5月1日(星期一) 首次與隊友們一起出國至新加坡參加JSSL 國際7’s的比賽。此賽為亞洲最大規模的國際青年競賽。今年共有270隊從15個不同的國家赴新加坡參賽，而年齡組包含U9至U16的球隊。
MFA Liverpool 第一場的比賽對手是對主辦單位的代表隊，也是今年的冠軍，JSSL Elite 1 隊。因此賽規格對孩子們較陌生，第一場比賽比賽重挫的敗給了JSSL Elite 1 隊。但球員們並不氣餒，馬上轉變了戰略並於第二跟第三場比賽獲勝了新加坡的SSCA隊以及香港的Lee Man Rangers 隊。在接下來的幾場比賽MFA Liverpool 以平手結束了與上海SKIL隊的比賽，但在後面的兩場輸給了新加坡Chelsea隊以及曼谷FC。最後，MFA Liverpool拿下了組別的第四名，並進階了至盃決賽。在盃決賽的第二回合MFA Liverpool 領先了印尼的Rising Star Soccer School，但在後半段的比賽因集中和偏轉失敗導致以3-1的分數很遺憾的輸給了印尼隊。
Sat April 29th to Mon May 1st saw MFA Liverpool compete in their first overseas competition at the JSSL International 7’s Tournament in Singapore. This is Asia’s largest International youth competition with 270 teams from 15 countries competing in various age categories from U9 through to U16.
MFA had a hard welcome in the boys U12 category; a heavy opening-game defeat to eventual champions and tournament hosts, JSSL Elite 1. The boys learnt quickly with two wins against SSCA Singapore and Lee Man Rangers Hong Kong. A draw against AKSIL Shanghai and 2 further defeats, to Chelsea Singapore and FC Bangkok respectively, taking MFA to 4th place in the group to claim the final spot in qualifying for the Cup Knockout. In the second round MFA took an early lead against Rising Star Soccer School Indonesia but a couple of lapses in concentration and a deflection sealed a 3-1 victory for the Indonesians.
The tournament was perfectly organised, quality fields, great officiating and a decent standard of teams. The boys got to meet two former England Internationals who have played in World Cups, and also watched the professional U16 academies compete, including Sporting Lisbon (the team Ronaldo played for at the same age).
The experience and exposure can only help the boys in their development, and their memories together will last them a lifetime – a fantastic weekend was enjoyed by all!