Institute U20 squad (Picture: Gary Hancock)

INSTITUTE U20 - CHAMPIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NORTH WINNERS 2016/17

Institute have been crowned champions of Development League North for season 2016/17.

Institute won the league by six points in the end ahead of Ballyclare Comrades.

Institute won 15 games out of 22 with only losing three. 'Stute scored an impressive 82 goals (averaging close to 4 goals a game).

Management team Sean Friars and Ryan McCreadie stated "We are extremely proud of what these young lads have achieved in the league this season. It's been a tough physical league for a team whose average age is not much more than 18 yrs.

"The most pleasing thing for us was the standard of the football we played all year and our desire to play the game the right way against some very good teams.

"We feel that there is a lot more to come from these young lads. It’s good to see that the club has so many exciting young players coming through. They are a real credit to themselves, their families and the club."

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