ESFA U18 Boys’ Colleges’ Cup National Finals Announced
Friday 09 February 2018By ESFA Office
The ESFA will be staging the Boys’ U18 Colleges’ National Finals at Blackburn Rovers FC on Monday 19 March!
Almost 70 Colleges from across England entered the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) U18 Colleges’ Cup for Boys this season and on Monday 19 March the two remaining National Finalists will battle it out to become National Champions at Blackburn Rovers’ fantastic Ewood Park venue.
The two finalists, who ahead of March’s final will have progressed through six previous rounds of the competition, will partake in this last fixture to decide which team will become victorious in 2018. We have one finalist in place as Newcastle Under Lyme College have already claimed their position in the Final.
Blackburn Rovers FC have been kind enough to stage an ESFA National Final for the second consecutive year at Ewood Park and the ESFA will be looking to welcome spectators along to cheer on the finalists for their last 90 minutes of the 2017-18 season, in what is sure to be a show of elite footballing skill.
Darren Alcock, ESFA National Competitions Manager said ‘The atmosphere in the stadium makes all the difference to the players on the pitch and whilst we do all we can to create a fantastic match-day experience for them, we rely on supporters and the public to create a real buzz around the Final. Schools from the local area will be invited to attend, with special discounted rates of entry and Blackburn Rovers season ticket holders can also claim free entry for the match. We hope to welcome along as many spectators as possible to enjoy the event’
Entry will be charged on arrival at Ewood park at a rate of £4/adult and free of charge for all students under 18. Hospitality packages for the event will also be made available to purchase and these will be announced via the ESFA Twitter account and also on the ESFA website in due course.
The ESFA would like to thank Blackburn Rovers once again for hosting another National Final event and are looking forward to announcing the second finalist that will get the opportunity to play at the fantastic Ewood Park in 2018.