This season, Ajax A1 is participating in the NextGen Series. Ajax’s A1 and fifteen other clubs are divided among four pools. Ajax is in group 3 with Aston Villa, Fenerbahçe and Rosenborg BK. Fred Grim’s team starts the international youth competition on Wednesday with a match against Aston Villa at de Toekomst. Kick off is at 6.30p.m., and access is free of charge.
In the NextGen Series (for players under 19), every club will play a home and away match in the pool. The top two clubs from each pool will earn a spot in the knock-out phase. The finals will be played in January 2012.
The NextGen Series is a great opportunity for up and coming stars to gain experience playing international matches, travelling, and dealing with (international) media.
Ajax A1 match schedule:
Ajax - Aston Villa (Wednesday August 17, 6.30p.m.)
Ajax - Fenerbahçe (Wednesday September 7)
Ajax - Rosenborg (TBD)
Rosenborg - Ajax (TBD)
Fenerbahçe - Ajax (Wednesday November 9)
Aston Villa - Ajax (Tuesday November 22)
NextGen Series pool matches:
Group 1: FC Barcelona, Celtic, Manchester City, Olympique Marseille
Group 2: Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool, Molde FK, VfL Wolfsburg