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Kids hit Wembley trail

15 November 2012

Can South Failsworth complete hat trick?

They were one of three teams from their heat of the Oldham Athletic Community Trust organised event to qualify for Oldham's finals day.

South Failsworth Primary has successfully cleared the first hurdle as they bid to play at Wembley for a third time in four years in the npower Football League Kids Cup.

The Kids Cup got underway last night at Chapel Road which hosted their first of three Oldham qualifiers.  

Ten local primary schools competed to make it through to the finals day in January.

Out of the 35 schools competing only eight will make it through to the finals day, the winner of which will represent Oldham in the regional finals to be held in Walsall.

The winning school from the northern regionals will then go on to play the southern regional winners on the pitch at Wembley Stadium before the League One play-off final.

South Failsworth have reached the national final twice in the last three years though, sadly, they have lost both times.

Last night was the first of three heats, with Corpus Christi, Thorp, St Johns (x2 teams), South Failsworth (x2 teams), Lyndhurst, Richmond, Greenhill and Mayfield taking part.

The three schools to progress to finals day were South Failsworth, Corpus Christi and St John's Primary.


Oldham Athletic Community Trust Participation Officer Martin Vose commented: "A big thank you to all the players, spectators and team managers for supporting the respect theme of the night.

"There was some fantastic football played. Good luck to the three schools which progressed to finals day.”

South Failsworth Primary are pictured outside Wembley Stadium before their appearance in May.


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