George Street Primary School triumphant in EFL kids cup

Posted on: Friday 12 November 2021
EFL kids cup
Close to 100  children from schools across Torfaen have taken part in the Torfaen qualifier for the English Football League Trust (EFLT) Utilita Kids cup at Cwmbran Stadium.

11 primary schools from Torfaen took part in this year's competition which was organised by County in the Community in partnership with Torfaen Sports Development.

A high standard of football was on display from all teams taking part, with St David’s, Greenmeadow, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran and George Street Primary Schools all reaching the semi-finals.

This year it was George Street Primary School that went on to lift the Torfaen EFL Kids Cup, beating St David’s in a hard fought final.

All semi-finalists will now go on to represent Torfaen at the Gwent-wide finals on the 29th November at Newport Velodrome 3G.

The schools that win County in the Community’s Gwent wide final will go on to compete in the League 2 South competition at Swindon Town, in the new year.

Ex Cwmbran High, now college pupils Bradley Roberts, Keeley Jones and Ryley Beard ensured that matches ran smoothly by referring games and recording stats.

Sports events like the EFL cup help sixth form and college pupils gain leadership experience as part of their 'coaches of the future' placements and also aids them with their A-level studies.

County in the Community are a registered charity associated with Newport County AFC, working to enhance school sports and promote inclusion across the Gwent region, as well as Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE provision in primary schools.

Dan Harvey from County in the Community, said, “This is our eighth year delivering an EFL Kids Cup competition, along with the other 71 EFL community trusts. We deliver regional qualifying tournaments across Gwent each year, to help take away the financial strain that schools in Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire may face when travelling to Newport based tournaments each year. 

The support we receive from the Sport Development units in each region is integral in allowing us to carry out these large competitions. With the facility provided by Torfaen Sports Development in partnership with Torfaen Leisure Trust and the officiating from volunteers, it's a huge plus for us and is very much appreciated.“

Jacob Guy, Torfaen Sports Development Officer,  said, ‘It’s been a tough and strange 18 months or so, so it’s been great getting the schools outdoors to get involved in school sports again.

We ensured that every bit of guidance and guideline was followed to deliver another successful tournament. A big thank you to all the pupils and school staff for their support and good luck to the four schools representing Torfaen in the Gwent finals’.

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