Today, the Grimsby Town Youth Team will face Vitesse Arnhem. The Town lads will be looking to continue their fine form, which started with Saturday's 7 - 0 win over F.C. Dordrecht.
The Opposition: Fact File
Vitesse Arnhem is one of the oldest professional football clubs in the Netherlands. The club have played in the Eredivisie for many years, with their best finish being 3rd place in the 97/98 season. The first team is managed by ex-Hull City boss, Leonid Slutsky. They play in the GelreDome, which seats over 21,000 people, and train at the Sportcentrum Papendal.
The Vitesse Youth Academy is a four-star certified youth academy and is rated as one of the top academies in the Netherlands. It has produced mnay Dutch internationals over the years, with talents such as Marco van Ginkel, Theo Janssen, and Davy Pröpper all coming through the ranks. The Under 17's team is managed by ex-F.C. Dordrecht goalkeeper, Kevin Moeliker.
Played For Both
Name: Menno Willems
Vitesse Arnhem - 1997-99, 2000-01
Grimsby Town - 2000-01 (Loan), 2001-02