Craig Brown to be honoured with new memorial tournament

Craig Brown CBE took Scotland to the World Cup in 1998.

Aberdeen Football Club is announcing the Craig Brown Memorial Trophy U14 Tournament to honour former Dons Manager, Director and Ambassador, Craig Brown CBE.

The tournament will take place at Cormack Park on the 14th and 15th October 2023.

It will provide a platform for the club to recognise and pay tribute to the enduring impact of Craig who was a passionate advocate for youth football.

The tournament has been made possible thanks to sponsors, RAM Tubulars and ESWL, along with the support of local businesses Fowler McKenzie, Central Coaches, and Cala Homes.

The tournament will feature an exciting 11-a-side format, bringing together U14 teams from some of the most renowned football clubs in the world.

Aberdeen Under 14s will face off against their counterparts from Dundee, Motherwell, Rangers, Preston, Manchester United, Cliftonville, and Bohemians, promising thrilling matches and showcasing the immense talent within the U14 age group.

Enduring Legacy

AFC Youth Academy Director, Gavin Levey said: “This event goes beyond competition; it represents the enduring legacy of Craig Brown and his tireless dedication to the development of football in Scotland.

"Craig's positive influence on the Scottish game continues to inspire future generations, and the Craig Brown Memorial Trophy embodies his commitment to the sport he loved.

“All at AFC Youth Academy, along with our sponsors, are excited about hosting the tournament and are honoured to have the opportunity pay tribute to Craig Brown's remarkable career and his lasting impact on all connected with AFC, and also the wider football community.

"We look forward to welcoming supporters, families, and football enthusiasts to Cormack Park to celebrate this exceptional man and celebrate bright young football talent.”

The Craig Brown Memorial Trophy U14 Tournament will be an all-ticket event and full details will be released in due course.

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