The excitement is building at National League clubs across the country as they hold their Under 11s Cup tournaments with primary schools. These tournaments will decide which schools go on to represent the club in the regional events inn February and March 2019. The ultimate goal is to play in the finals, to be held on the pitch at Wembley before the 2019 Promotion Play-Off on 11 May.
Last year 42 boys and 34 girls’ teams from across the county competed in the regional stages. In the girls’ final, Tranmere Rovers, represented by St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Birkenhead were beaten 3-1 by Woking, represented by the girls from Beaufort Primary. The boys’ match saw Chester’s St Werburghs & St Columba’s Catholic Primary beat Dartford’s Danson Primary from Bexley 1-0.
This year we’ve seen a record 50 clubs enter, with the two events being boys/mixed and girls. Watch this space as the competition progresses and we announce who is playing in the regional events.