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12 March 2013

Highfield St Matthews Primary School beat off competition from 44 primary schools last week to win the Wigan heat of the Premier League Schools Competition.

They will now go on and represent Latics in the national finals of the Under 11 mixed competition at Anfield in May. 

Over 500 children took part in the tournament at the Powerleague with Highfield St Matthews beating St Maries Primary school from Standish 5-3 in the final.

As well as getting the chance to take on schools from across the country the winning team were also given match tickets to today’s match and a signed Wigan Athletic shirt for their school.

Jake Cain who played for the winning team said: “We’re really pleased, we all worked as a team and are looking forward to the Anfield Trip.”

In the Highfield St Matthews team was Jessica Hilton who is a massive Latics fan and whose favourite player is Arouna Kone.

The Premier League Schools Tournament is designed to increase participation in football for boys and girls and offers schools across the country to team up with their local Premier League Club.

Over 8,000 young footballers from more than 1,000 schools will take part in the competition before the finals on Thursday May 9th.

For more information about the Premier League Schools Tournament please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust on 01942 488 530 or e-mail

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