Greenfields Community Primary School are a step closer to an appearance at Wembley Stadium after winning a tournament at the Gallagher Stadium today.
National League clubs are holding local heats for children in Year Six, with the winners going on to a regional stage. The winners from those regionals will take part in a semi final and final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 14 May, as part of the Vanarama Big Day Out.
The competition has been organised by The National League Trust, which supports community programmes at clubs who are members of the three divisions of the National League.
Maidstone tournament co-ordinator Mike Cogger said: “Congratulations to Greenfields on their win today. It was a closely fought tournament and I would to thank all the children, teachers and support staff who’ve taken part.
“Thanks also the Maidstone United academy for refereeing and supervising the matches, and to Wellbeing People for supplying bottles of water for the players.
“We will rooting for Greenfields at the regional heat and hope they will be representing Maidstone at Wembley in May – good luck!”
PE co-ordinator at Greenfields Anthony Thew added: “I couldn’t be more proud of this team. From front to back they were magnificent today and put in maximum effort in every game they played.”
The regional heat will be played at Woking FC on Wednesday 22 March.