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Christ Church eyes on Wembley

11 March 2013

Local school on the march in Kids Cup

The team, which comprises eight pupils, is only one round away from playing at Wembley prior to the League One play-off final in May.

As Oldham schools' champions, they are to represent Latics at Walsall on Thursday in the Northern Final of the npower Football League Kids Cup.

Christ Church Primary School continue this week on the road to Wembley.

It set up up a final against St Paul's, of Royton, who they beat 2-1 after scoring two late goals to clinch their place in the Northern Final.

They qualified from the heat stage to the finals day, where Christ Church once again topped their group, securing a semi-final place against Corpus Christi Primary which they won 1-0.

Christ Church Primary's journey began in November when they entered the Latics' qualifying round for schools in Oldham.

"They have beaten off competition from 35 other schools to reach this stage, so we wish them the best of luck.”

Martin Vose, Trust Participation Officer, said: “It`s a fantastic opportunity for the boys to go to Walsall and represent their school, their town and also Oldham Athletic Football Club.

The npower Football League Kids Cup is a national tournament, with representatives from every Football League club taking part, with individual clubs holding qualifying heats.

Also in the Northern Final are schools from Bury, Carlisle, Coventry City, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Hartlepool United, Notts County, Preston North End, Scunthorpe United, Sheffield United, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers and Walsall.


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