20 Oct Exeter City Vrs WWFC programme notes
Good afternoon Chairboys fans, and a big welcome to both you and the Exeter fans who have travelled to Adams Park for todays fixture; we wish you all a pleasant afternoon!
In todays WWSET programme pages we’d like to ask you to cast your minds back to last years League 2 Playoff Final at Wembley where Wycombe Wanderers played Carlise United…
…For those hardcore fans amongst you I’m sure you’ve quickly realised that we’re talking about the EFL Kids Cup Final that’s played as a curtain-raiser before the actual play-off fixture, and that Trevelyan Middle School got all the way to the national final representing Wycombe Wanderers. Having triumphed in our local club competition before then reigning supreme in the Regional Finals (which were hosted by WWSET on behalf of the EFL and played right here on the Adams Park pitch), the Trevelyan players then got the opportunity to play at the home of football which was an incredible achievement and experience for all involved, despite unfortunately being runners-up on the day.
The reason we’re bringing this up now is that its that time of year again when WWSET are planning to deliver our local Kids Cup tournament, as well as our Girls Cup tournament, and are looking for schools to participate.
However, before we go too much further here’s a little reminder of what the EFL Kids and Girls Cups are all about:
A nationwide schools six-a-side competition for U11 boys with the finals being played in the build-up to some of the biggest matches of the domestic season; the three finals across the EFL Play-Off weekends in May 2018.
Each EFL club organises a Kids Cup local competition for all local schools wishing to take part. 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 EFL clubs from the same division.
A nationwide schools six-a-side competition for U13 girls with the final again being played at Wembley stadium.
Each EFL club organises a Girls Cup local competition for all local schools wishing to take part.
Each winning school team from the 72 local club tournaments are then split into 8 area finals to find 8 winners.
They then compete in a 4 team regional final on a North and South basis. The winning schools from the North and South regional finals then meet at Wembley as part of the pre-match entertainment for the Checkatrade Trophy Final.
Last years local WWSET tournaments saw 47 teams compete in total but unfortunately this season we are only able to accept 20 schools into the Kids Cup and 12 schools into the Girls Cup so if you think your school may be interested then please get in touch with Chris Milstead (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP to avoid disappointment.
And who knows…maybe it will be your team representing the Chairboys at Wembley next May..?!
Finally, can I give ebveybody a quick reminder that its only a week until the schools break up for October half term so if your looking to entertain your kids why not consider signing them up for one of our fun-filled soccer camps, details of which can be seen on the flyer on the following page.
So, all that’s left to say now is enjoy today’s match, and C’MON THE CHAIRBOYS!