We are delighted to announce that our brand new Stanley Sports Hub will be the hosting The Regional Finals of the League 1 EFL Utilita Kids Cup 2020.
The Kids Cup will be the first major tournament that the hub will have hosted, welcoming 15 schools who will represent their local League 1 club. Teams representing Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City, Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers and Sunderland will join the more local teams representing Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Bury and Rochdale. The school representing Accrington Stanley is Salesbury Primary School who won our local qualifying competition back In December
The Kids Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for U11 schoolchildren and culminates in three finals across the EFL Play-Off weekends in May. The winner of the 2 regional finals meet at Wembley before the League 1 playoff final kicks off.
Lee Walsh, Head of Sport, said, ‘We are looking forward to welcoming all teams to the sports hub for what will be a great day. The Cup is a great opportunity for children to play football while having fun and enjoying the sport while representing their local football team.’