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CITY REPRESENTED AT PREMIER LEAGUE SCHOOLS TOURNAMENT

20 May 2016

Pupils from Woodlands Primary Academy and Flegg High School fly the flag for the Canaries

NORWICH City were represented by two local schools at the annual Premier League Schools tournament held at Everton's Goodison Park on Tuesday, with over 1,000 spectators in attendance.

Pupils from Woodlands Primary Academy and Flegg High School played fixtures against representative teams from other Barclays Premier League clubs in two separate six-a-side competitions - an Under-11s mixed tournament and an Under-13 girls tournament.

Both Norfolk-based schools claimed their spot in the Finals having come through a series of qualifying tournaments run by the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) which involved over 900 schoolchildren across the county. 


On the day, the schools took on representative teams from Stoke City, Manchester City, Southampton and Everton in the group stages of the event, with fixtures refereed by top officials including Andre Marriner, Mike Jones and Martin Atkinson.

Siobhan Atkinson, who organised the event as Community Development Executive of the Premier League, said: "This year’s tournament has seen the highest level of participation yet and we hope to steadily continue to grow the competition over the coming years.

"The experience for these young people of playing football on a Premier League pitch, under the watch of Premier League match officials, and against schools from across the country is one they will remember for years to come."

The Schools Tournament will feature on a special episode of BBC Match of the Day Kickabout airing on Saturday, May 28 May and will then be available to watch on BBC's iPlayer.

To find out more about the Premier League Schools tournament, please contact joe.harvey@canaries.co.uk



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