Premier League U16 Schools’ Cup Finals to Kick Off in April

Thursday 30 March 2017By ESFA Office

Last Updated:
30/03/2017 16:14:52

The Manchester Regional Arena, within the Etihad Complex will host this year's PL U16 Finals

The four U16 Schools’ Cup competitions will determine the National Champions 2016/17

This season’s National Finals for the Premier League U16 Schools’ Cup competition, run in partnership with the English Schools’ FA (ESFA), will take place at the Manchester Regional Arena on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 April2017.

The Premier League U16 Schools’ Cup competition was created in partnership with ESFA to promote physical education, sportsmanship, and teamwork. The National Finals for the U16 Schools Cup, U16 Small Schools’ Cup, U16 Schools Cup for Girls, and the U16 Open Schools’ Cup will be split across two days and will see the eight teams battle it out for their chance to be crowned national champions for Season 2016/17.

Almost 1,000 teams have taken part in this year’s competition and the schools from across the UK who will be heading to Manchester for the Premier League U16 Schools’ Cup Finals are:

Monday 24 April

Premier League U16 Schools’ Cup
KO 12pm
The Windsor Boys School (Slough) v Cardinal Hume Catholic School (Gateshead)

Premier League U16 Small Schools’ Cup
KO 4pm
Gordon's School (Woking) v Church Stretton School (South Shropshire)

Tuesday 25 April

Premier League U16 Schools’ Cup for Girls
KO 12pm
Frome College (Mid Somerset) v Thomas Telford School (Telford & Wrekin)

Premier League U16 Open Schools’ Cup
KO 4pm
Ravens Wood School (Bromley) v Reddish Vale High School (Stockport)

U16 Girls in last season's PL Schools' Cup Final

The event, at the Manchester Regional Arena, based within the Etihad Complex, will be open to the public to attend and all four of the Premier League Schools’ Cup finals will, this year, be streamed live online via the ESFA’s YouTube channel, ESFA TV. Those who are unable to attend the events can therefore, watch the matches for free and continue to support their schools and peers at the pinnacle of their incredible Schools’ Cup journey. The streamed matches will include full commentary and live action replays.

Ged Roddy, Director of Football Development at the Premier League said: “It is great to be working alongside the ESFA on the Premier League Schools’ Cup once again. For over twenty years, this partnership has encouraged participation and youth development. We hope that this year’s Finals are as exciting as last years and I look forward to seeing who will be crowned the winners of the four competitions this April.”

You can follow the progress of the events via the ESFA Twitter Account @SchoolsFootball and use the hash tag #PLSchoolsCup

The ESFA would like to wish the very best of luck to all the teams taking part in this year's U16 Finals!

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