Pupils from Pentrepoeth Primary School and Millbank Primary School travelled to Molineux, the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, to represent Cardiff City FC and take part in the finals of the annual Premier League Primary Stars tournament on Tuesday 21st May.

 

Cardiff City representatives from Pentrepoeth Primary School competed in the mixed tournament, whilst Millbank Primary School took part in the girls-only category, competing alongside the other 19 2018/19 Premier League clubs and battling it out for the Premier League Primary Stars title.

 

The event is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme. Primary school children representing all 20 Premier League clubs will take part in a group-stage competition, before knockout matches commence to determine the winners.

 

Pupils from Millbank and Pentrepoeth Primary Schools have already won local club heats, earning themselves the chance to play on the pitch at Molineux and in the playing kit of their Premier League side. The tournament will give those taking part the opportunity to experience the life of a Premier League footballer for the day and compete under the watchful eye of Premier League match officials.

 

Over 150 teams from across South Wales entered this year’s regional competition in Cardiff, with six days of qualifying needed to narrow down 24 finalists who went head-to-head on 22nd January at Cardiff International Sports Campus.

 

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

 

The Bluebirds Charity would like to thank New Directions Education for their continued support which provides primary school children the opportunity to access competitive sport outside of the classroom, further allowing them to live healthy and more active lives.