11 Oct THE EFL KIDS & GIRLS CUPS
The EFL Kids Cup is a national tournament for junior footballers which offers children the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium.
The Cup involves over 16,000 children and creates one of the country’s largest national football competitions, which culminates in exciting finals at Wembley Stadium in front of thousands of fans before a major national final, as schoolchildren live out their dream.
The competition which inspires children to be active, healthy, and develops a strong sense of teamwork, discovered Watford footballer Will Hughes and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, while David Beckham’s former school Chase Lane Primary walked away as 2013/14 Kids Cup League 1 winners, representing Leyton Orient.
The EFL Kids Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for U11 schoolchildren and culminates in three finals across the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off weekend in May.
The road to the finals starts when the new school term starts. Each EFL club organises a Kids Cup local competition for all local schools wishing to take part.
The 72 clubs are first to split into 3 divisions, in line with the club’s divisional status, before being again split into two groups, north and south. The winners of the divisional northern and southern finals will then qualify for the chance to play before the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Final of the relevant division.
Many clubs play the final of their local competition at their home stadium before a first-team game. The winners of that competition then go on to represent the club in the Area, Regional and National phases of the competition, where they will face schools representing other League clubs.
The EFL Girls Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for U13 girls that culminates in a grand final prior to the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium.
The road to the finals begins when each of the 72 EFL clubs organise a local competition for all schools wishing to take part.
Each winning school of the local competition then represents their club in the North or South Area Finals, in a bid to reach the Regional Finals.
The two teams who are victorious in the North and South Regional Finals proceed to play at the Grand Final at Wembley in March.
Over 6,000 girls are involved in the competition each year.
For more detail on how your schools can take part please email: Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org