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30 September 2017

The EFL Kids Cup offers children the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium.

  • St Wilfrid's Primary School won the competition.
  • The regional final will be held at Christopher Park next March. 
  • EFL Kids Cup is one of the country's largest national football competitions.

Over 300 children from 39 Wigan primary schools took part in the local heat of the EFL Kids Cup tournament at Leigh Sports Village on Friday.

St Wilfrid’s Primary School in Standish beat St Oswald’s Primary School from Ashton 2-0 in the final to win the competition, and they will now represent Wigan Athletic in the regional final which is to be held at the club’s academy training ground next March.

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. It is one of the country’s largest national football competitions, and culminates in three finals across the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off weekend in May.

Gareth Nolan, Schools Services Manager at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “The tournament was one of the most exciting events we’ve hosted, and to see so many children from across Wigan enjoying themselves playing football was testament to the competition.

He added: “We congratulate and thank all teams who took part, in particular St Wilfrid’s, who will now represent the club in the regional final. We wish them all the best.”

Wigan Athletic have taken part in the EFL Kids Cup for the past four years, and the competition aims to inspire children to be active, healthy, and develop a strong sense of teamwork.

For more information, please contact Gareth Nolan on or call 01942 318090.

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