The EFL Kids Cup aims to inspire children to be active, healthy and develop a strong sense of teamwork.
- St Wilfrid's Primary School were victorious on the day.
- Kids Cup is a national competition which involves 16,000 children.
- Tournament culminates in three finals at Wembley Stadium in May.
Hundreds of youngsters from 43 primary schools competed in the local competition of the EFL Kids Cup at Leigh Sports Village on Friday.
Winners on the day were pupils from St Wilfrid’s Primary School in Standish, who will now represent Latics in the regional stages of the competition after beating St Oswald’s Primary School in the final.
A national tournament for junior footballers which offers them the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium, the EFL Kids Cup involves 16,000 participants and comprises of a six-a-side tournament which 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: “We had a record number of schools taking part in this year’s competition, and to see so many of the pupils having such a brilliant time competing with their friends was just brilliant.
He added: “The standard of play was really high and credit must go to St Wilfrid’s for their success. We’d like to thank all schools and participants for taking part and making the day a memorable one.”
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