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Gold Fields squads learn China fixtures

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The two Gold Fields State teams heading to play in the Jinshan International Youth Championship in China later this month have learned who they will face.

This is the first time the Girls State Under 14s have been invited to play at the tournament, while the Boys State Under 15s will be making their third trip.

The girls are in Group C and will face the Hong Kong U14 Team, Japanese outfit Shonan Bellmare and local outfit SH Jinshan.

The boys, who are in Group B, take on Thailand National U15s, China U15s and the Cambodia U15s.

The Gold Fields Boys State Under 15 Squad

Gold Fields State U15 Head Coach Garry Church said the two sets of players were increasingly looking forward to going to China.

“It’s always exciting when the fixtures are released and you get to see which international opposition you’re facing,” he said.

“Both teams have prepared really well and we can’t wait to get started. Hopefully our hard work pays off on the pitch. From past visits we know it will be a great experience off it.

“This is also an opportunity to recognise all of the people who have made these tours possible, including Gold Fields who are the name partner for all of our State teams.”

The Welcome Banquet for the Jinshan International Youth Championship will take place on August 20 with the Closing Ceremony on August 26.

WA fixtures

August 21
Gold Fields Boys State U15s v Thailand U15s

August 22
Gold Fields Boys State U15s China U15
Gold Fields Girls State U14s v Hong Kong U14s

August 23
Gold Fields Girls State U14s v Shonan Bellmare U14s

August 24
Gold Fields Boys State U15s v Cambodia U15s

August 25
Gold Fields Girls State U14s SH Jinshan