Last week saw the Kids Cup and the Girls Cup take place in the Chesterfield community, with the two winning sides now one step further along the path to Wembley.
Each season The Football League organises two cup competitions for junior footballers from schools across the country, with the finals being played in the build-up to some of the biggest matches of the domestic season.
The Kids Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for under 11 school children and culminates in three finals across the Football League play-off weekends in May.
The Football League Girls Cup competition comprises of a six-a-side competition for under 13 girls that culminates in a grand final prior to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium in March.
In each of the last three years, nearly 2,500 schools and 20,000 children have participated in these competitions, giving them an incredible experience and encouraging them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This is a superb achievement by all involved and this has enabled us to further strengthen our club’s community ties.
Michael Noon and Charlotte Healy from Chesterfield FC Community Trust ran their two Local competitions last week. The schools involved in this stage of the competition progressed from the tournaments ran by the local School Sports Partnerships.
Winners – Inkersall Primary school
Runners up – Brockwell Junior School
Winners – Tupton Hall School
Runners up – Dronfield Henry Franshawe Community School
Both winners and runners up will be invited to a Chesterfield FC home League 1 fixture and the winners will be presented with their trophy at half time.
Also, the two winners will progress to the next round of the competition, where they will represent Chesterfield FC against other professional clubs in the area.
If they progress through that round then they will compete in the final at Wembley Stadium.