The draw for this year’s Super Cup 2016 (formerly the Milk Cup) took place earlier today and Newcastle United discovered the three teams they will face  in the group stage.

The competition is for younger players and Newcastle United have been regulars in the Premier section (as opposed to junior) in the annual tournament held in Northern Ireland.

Thursday morning’s draw at the Odyssey Complex in Belfast, saw Newcastle’s young players drawn out against County Fermanagh, Vendee (France) and Right to Dream (Ghana).

Northern Ireland’s hero of the 1982 World Cup finals, Gerry Armstrong, was the special guest at the draw.

The Premier and Junior competitions kick off on Monday 25 July and Newcastle will hope to improve on last season when Right to Dream ended their hopes in the main competition.

The NUFC Under 17 team opened their campaign last summer (2015) with a 2-0 win over the Japanese team Higashi Fukuoka.

There then followed a 3-1 defeat by Ghanaian outfit Right To Dream, before concluding their group with a 4-0 demolition of County Tyrone.

This meant that they dropped into the Milk Cup Globe, which was for teams finish in fifth to eighth positions of the 22 competing teams.