- Main Cup holders Leicester City will participate in the 2018 HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens competition in May
- The Foxes have won the prestigious youth tournament on two occasions since their debut in 2012
- As champions, City's youngsters will headline this year's event, scheduled for 18-20 May
- Group stage opposition and fixture times will be confirmed in due course
Later this year, members of the Development Squad will once again represent the Club for an intense three-day, seven-a-side competition between 18-20 May.
After lifting the Main Cup title for the second time last summer, City's reigning champions will headline the 2018 competition, which contains an illustrious cast list of youngsters from across the globe.
Leicester have been regular participants in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay district for a contest which provides Academy graduates with an opportunity to test their skills on a big stage.
City Lift Hong Kong Sevens Trophy
Leicester City's Development Squad are presented with the Main Cup at the 2017 HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens.
Over previous seasons, the Club’s brightest talents have flown out to Asia and experienced a unique and challenging environment which aids their further development.
Courtesy of a 100 per cent record during their group campaign last time out, defeating HKFC Captain’s Select, Kashima Antlers and Wellington Phoenix, City continued their intrepid form on Day 2.
In an all-British run to the final, the Foxes overcame West Ham United and Rangers before a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa during the showpiece in front of a large crowd at the home of Hong Kong Football Club.
Upon confirmation of their 2018 participation, Leicester City Academy Manager Ian Cawley said: "Leicester City Football Club is looking forward to attending this year’s HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens.
"Over previous seasons, the Club has enjoyed magnificent success in Hong Kong, notably winning the Main Cup in 2013 and 2017.
"As such, we are delighted to be returning to Happy Valley this year to defend our crown and to compete against some of the most exciting talent from across the globe.
"Following our success last May, the Development Squad have impressed domestically and the opportunities provided by the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens are always of an extremely high standard.
"The demands of the tournament, its unique format and the challenges posed all contribute to a thrilling and useful week of competition for our young players."
Once all participating clubs have been confirmed, group stage opponents and fixture details will be confirmed on LCFC.com.
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