TDW Discovery Bay

TDW Discovery Bay return to the HFKC Citi Soccer Sevens as the defending Cup champions following last year’s win over Nottingham Forest Mobsters in the final.  

Helped by player of the tournament Daniel Lins-Cortez, Discovery Bay beat Nottingham Forest Mobsters 2-0 to claim their first silverware at Hong Kong Football Club.  

Having reached the Plate final a year earlier, Discovery Bay drew with KCC Veterans, playonPROS and HKFC Masters in the group stage, while also crucially beating Wallsend Boys Club.  

A 2-0 win over Citi All Stars sent Discovery Bay into the final, improving on their run to the Cup semi-finals in 2012.  

A year earlier, Discovery Bay lost 3-2 to playonPROS in the Plate final.  

Discovery Bay have previously been known for bringing star attractions to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens, most notably in 2013 when their squad featured Teddy Sheringham, Peter Beardsley and Darren Anderton 

The ex-England internationals – who appeared at World Cups and European Championships in the 1990s – were joined by former Hong Kong manager Dejan Antonic and former Hong Kong forward Tim Bredbury. 

The 2013 side failed to progress in the Cup competition before being ousted by Singapore Cricket Club Tigers in the Plate semi-finals.