A1 starts NextGen against Aston Villa

A1 starts NextGen against Aston Villa

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