Today, Primary Schools from across Newport joined County in the Community for the EFL Kids Cup. There was a treat in store too as the Community team gave out FREE tickets to all the kids to attend this evening's match.
The EFL Kids Cup is a national tournament for junior footballers which, if you get past all of the rounds, gives some very lucky teams the chance to play at Wembley Stadium ahead of a major Cup Final. It's the FA Cup of children's tournaments.
In total, the Cup engages over 16,000 children and creates one of the country’s largest national football competitions.
The competition which primarily inspires children to be active, healthy, and develop a strong sense of teamwork has also discovered Watford footballer Will Hughes and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay.
The EFL Kids Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for U11 school children and culminates in three finals across the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off weekend in May.
The road to the finals starts when the new school term starts. Each EFL club organises a Kids Cup local competition for all local schools wishing to take part.
The 72 clubs are first split into 3 divisions, in line with club’s divisional status, before being again split into two groups, north and south. The winners of the divisional northern and southern finals will then qualify for the chance to play before the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Final of the relevant division.
Today's winners Pentrepoeth Primary will be joined by runners-up St Julilans, Eveswell and Maindee Primary in the Gwent Finals next month.
To celebrate the success of today's tournament, County in the Community purchased Junior Tickets for this evening's Checkatrade Trophy Match for every player.
When you find out have a free ticket to tonight’s game against @ChelseaFC 🙌😁 we’ve just given more than 200 tickets to the pupils at today #KidsCup @EFLTrust and they seem pleased about it!! @NewportCounty pic.twitter.com/pGcKy9NWkl— County in the Community (@CountyCommunity) 25 September 2018
See you later everyone!