SCHOOLS FOOTBALL: Eye youngsters are on their way to Wembley

The Eye C of E Primary School team who are on their way to Wembley.

The Eye C of E Primary School team who are on their way to Wembley.

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A team of young footballers from Peterborough have won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of playing on the hallowed turf at Wembley Stadium.

The Eye C of E Primary School team yesterday (March 9) became South of England champions when they represented Peterborough in the regional finals of the Kinder+Sport Kids Cup in Coventry.

As a reward they’ll get to play the North of England champions in a national decider at Wembley before the League One Play-Off Final on Sunday May 29.

The Kids Cup six-a-side competition, which sees over 17,000 children take part nationwide, starts with local competitions organised by each of the 72 Football League clubs.

The winners of those then go on to play in regional finals where further success results in a trip to Wembley.

After winning the Peterborough United event in January, the Eye boys excelled at Coventry yesterday as well. They qualified from their group for the semi-finals where they beat Swindon.

And then in an exciting final they defeated Burton Albion to win the dream trip to Wembley.

The successful players were Matthew Mills, Cameron Broomfield, Sam Johnson, Ellis Young, George Whiteman, Riley Taylor, Luke Simpson Morris and Hayden Brown.

Headteacher Mr J. Webster said: “What a fantastic achievement! We are so proud of the lads and are now busy getting as many parents and children as possible together to make the trip to Wembley to support our team.”