Tenby take the title at PL Schools Tournament
The Community Trust today hosted the Regional Final of the Mixed Premier League Schools Tournament to find a team to represent the Swans in the national footballing competition.
Over 120 Primary Schools took part in a series of Regional Qualifiers held this year, with 10 making it to the Final held at PlayFootball Swansea this morning, whilst the Girls Final will be held tomorrow.
Battling it out to win a spot on the Swans’ first team bus - that’s headed for Stamford Bridge to take the winning teams to the Final to compete against other Football League clubs - were over 80 children from a variety of schools throughout South West Wales.
After a morning of games, it came down to two schools who faced off in the final, with both looking to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winning school – YGG Castell Nedd – who went on to win the Tournament at Goodison Park.
Tenby Church in Wales Primary School and Ysgol Dewi Sant lined up against each other with both teams netting before the final whistle to take the match to extra time where Tenby ultimately took the title.
After the final, the Community Trust’s Education Manager, Tom Williams was full of praise for the event saying, “The Premier League Schools Tournament offers children a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent Swansea City AFC and compete against the other PL clubs at Stamford Bridge in May.
“This year’s PL Schools Tournament has been a fantastic event. It’s great to see so many young people taking part in football and enjoying the games. The standard of football has been extremely high this year and it was great to see some fantastic displays of sportsmanship as we look to emulate the success of last year’s representative YGG Castell Nedd,” he finished.
To get your school involved with our Premier League Schools programme, email Thomas@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk