Isaac Vassell, Will Vaulks, Marlon Pack and Aden Flint paid a visit to participants taking part in the fourth and fifth days of the EFL Trust Utilita Football Kids Cup qualifiers, in partnership with New Directions Education.


Over 150 teams from primary schools across South Wales have been competing to represent Cardiff City Football Club in the regional finals in Reading, with one eye on reaching the grand final at Wembley in May.


The players took time to meet participants and watching some of the qualifying matches, before having a signing session and posing for photographs.


Taking place at Cardiff International Sports Campus, the tournament gave children aged nine to eleven in primary school education the opportunity to take part in an exciting, competitive and enjoyable tournament run by Cardiff City FC Community Foundation, the official charity of Cardiff City Football Club.


By encouraging children to participate and develop a love for sport, we’re working alongside New Directions Education to build self-confidence and resilience within young people that take part.


The Bluebirds Charity and New Directions Education have been working together for over 10 years, providing opportunities for schools, children and young people to develop a passion for sport.


The Foundation would like to thank New Directions Education for their continued support, helping grow the Kids Cup in schools across South Wales.


We want children who take part in competitions like these to be ambitious, be inspiring, be connected and be fair, the four main values that Cardiff City FC Foundation and the Premier League promote via the Primary Stars project.