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Two more progress to chase Wembley dream


Two more local Schools are one step closer to playing at Wembley Stadium, after making it through to Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s club final, of this seasons EFL Utilita Kids Cup. The tournament, open to ages 11 and under, kicked off last month with Berry Hill and Croft Primary School securing their place in the Club Final to be held at the RH Academy this week – they’ll be joined by pupils from Abbey Primary and Holly Primary School, after the two saw off the competition at our second qualifying event last week. Six Primary Schools attended to battle it out for a place in the final, playing each other once in a league format – with the top two schools making it…

Two Schools Edge Closer to Wembley Dream | EFL Utilita Kids Cup


Two Schools from Mansfield and Ashfield are one step closer to achieving the dream of playing at Wembley Stadium, after reaching Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Club Final of this season’s EFL Utilita Kids Cup. The competition see’s Children under the age of 11 compete for the chance to represent Football in the Community and Mansfield Town FC against other clubs’ representatives in a divisional regional final, with the overall winner getting to play at Wembley Stadium, prior to the League Two play-off final. Last season, Bleasby Primary School won the club competition but we’re just pipped to the post by Oldham Athletic in the regional final. This seasons competition has grown in popularity once more with Football in the Community hosting two qualifying…


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Kids Cup Winners with their trophy's
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The EFL and Utilita have today announced a new four-year deal that will see the energy supplier become the Official Title Sponsor of the Kids and Girls Cup competitions. The new partnership, which will be in place until at least the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, will see the community competitions renamed as the ‘Utilita Kids Cup’ and ‘Utilita Girls Cup’ respectively. Over 22,000 schoolchildren take part in the competitions each year, with the aim of representing their local EFL Club, as they battle for the opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium. The Girls Cup Final takes place before the Leasing.com Trophy Final and the Kids Cup Finals during the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals weekend. In the run up to these Finals, EFL Clubs and their Club…

Heartbreak for Stags in EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Regional Final

Youngsters from Bleasby Primary School suffered heartbreak yesterday as their dreams of playing at Wembley fell at the final hurdle, as they represented Mansfield Town FC and Football in the Community at the EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Regional Final, held at Bolton’s Eddie Davies Academy. Bleasby won the opportunity to represent the Stags in December after progressing through our area qualifiers and area final, and made it all the way to through the Regional Finals to the tournaments concluding match – the winner of which progressed to Wembley Stadium to play on the hallowed turf prior to the Sky Bet League Two play-off final. Mansfield, represented by Bleasby, competed against eleven other schools who won their respective local finals held by the eleven other...

Bleasby seal EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Local Crown


Students from Bleasby Primary School have sealed their place in the EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Regional finals and are now just one tournament away from reaching Wembley, after winning Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Local Final last night. Bleasby were one of four teams competing for the crown after winning the qualifying tournaments and topped the league with six straight victories against fellow finalists Sutton Road Primary, King Edwards and Peafield Lane. Played at the new RH Academy facility, all four teams competed in a league format playing each other twice in games of ten minutes, with Bleasby gaining maximum points, scoring sixteen goals and conceeding just once. The youngsters only booked their place in the final last…

Teams Ready for EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Final


Thirty-Three schools have been whittled down to just four, and tomorrow night Mansfield Town Football in the Community will know who will progress to the Regional Finals of this seasons EFL Under 11s Kids Cup. Over the last three weeks we have held four qualifying events at the RH Academy and Joseph Whitaker School respectively and tomorrow all four winning teams from each qualifier will compete in a bid to represent Mansfield Town at the Regional Finals in early 2018, which is just one tournament away from a place at Wembley! In Tomorrow’s Local Final, each team will play each other twice in a league format of games of ten minutes each – the winner of the league will be crown our local final winner…

Penalty Drama completes EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Local Final line-up


Mansfield Town’s EFL Under 11s Kids Cup local final up has now been completed following four qualifying tournaments, however it took a tense penalty shootout to separate Bleasby and Abbeygates – who topped their respective groups. It was Bleasby who booked their place alongside Peafield Lane, King Edwards and Sutton Road – winning 3-2 on spot kicks after a tense goalless draw which could have gone either way. Eight schools competed in the final qualifying tournament at Rainworth’s Joseph Whitaker School, playing each other twice split into two groups of four teams. In Group A it was a very competitive affair with former Wembley finalists Samuel Barlow missing out on the final by a point, with their 2-1 defeat against eventual winners Bleasby in the…

Peafield Lane seal their place in EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Local Final


Peafield Lane School have become the third school to secure their place in this seasons local final of the EFL Under 11s Kids Cup, with a solid 4-0 victory over St Michaels at Rainworth’s Joseph Whitaker School. Nine teams competed in the third of four qualifying tournaments played at Rainworth’s Joseph Whitaker School to encourage teams from further afield to enter and reduce travelling time. Split into two groups, Group A saw four teams compete playing each other twice, with St Michaels topping the group unbeaten with six wins from as many matches, whilst in group B, teams played each other once with Peafield Lane triumphing over their opponents, with a 2-0 victory over Abbey Primary in the penultimate match enough to knock the latter…

Schools ready to compete for final two slots in EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Local Final


Seventeen schools from across the region will battle it out over the next two evenings for a place in our local final, of this seasons EFL Under 11s Kids cup. King Edwards Primary and Sutton Road Primary have already made it through after winning their respective qualifying heats at the RH Academy, and next Thursday will be joined by two more schools. The final two qualifying tournaments take place this evening [Thursday 6th] and tomorrow [Friday 7th] at Rainworth’s Joseph Whitaker School, allowing schools to minimize the cost and time of travel. Each tournament will see schools split into two groups with each group winner then facing off for a place in the grand final. Thursday’s competition will see two former regional finalists compete in…

Sutton Road squeeze through to local final


Sutton Road Primary School have become the second school to book their place at our Local Final for this year’s EFL Under 11s Kids Cup, beating Wynndale by a goal to nil at the RH Academy. Nine schools competed in the second of four qualifying tournaments, playing in two groups with Wynndale topping Group A with four straight wins, whilst not to be outdone in Group B, Sutton Road also recorded maximum points with six wins from as many games. Teams in group A played each other once, whilst teams in group B played each other twice due to a late cancellation. You can watch the full final match here The sides then met in the tournament final and played out a tense affair, settled…

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