Returning to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens for the sixth year in succession, two-time Cup runners-up 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 Hong Kong in 2014 and 2015.
A quarter-final appearance on their debut five years ago was followed by a runner-up finish to URSC – BTS a year later.
In 2016, Wallsend advanced to the semi-finals before returning to the final in 2017 only to suffer an agonising 3-2 defeat by Citi All Stars.
Last year, Wallsend reached the semi-finals after topping their group ahead of eventual champions Discovery Bay and playonPROS only to lose to Nottingham Forest Mobsters in the semi-finals.