Returning to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens for the fifth year in succession, Wallsend Boys Club boast a proud history as one of the most renowned footballing institutions in England.
The likes of Alan Shearer, Michael Carrick and Steve Bruce spent their early playing days at the North Tyneside club, while former Premier League stars Michael Bridges, Alan Thompson and Robbie Elliott have all represented their former team at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens.
One of the side’s most famed graduates, Peter Beardsley, who represented England at the 1990 World Cup and boasts legendary status at both Liverpool and Newcastle United, also turned out for Wallsend in 2014 and 2015. A quarter-final appearance on their debut four years ago was followed by a runner-up finish a year later, when URSC – BTS ran out 2-1 winners in the final.
In 2016, the team advanced to the semi-finals but were eliminated by USRC again. They made further progress in 2017, this time winning their group before seeing off HKFC Masters in the semi-finals to set up a meeting with Citi All Stars in the final. But Wallsend’s wait for that first title continues as an agonising 3-2 defeat.