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Salford City FC, alongside Foundation 92, hosted the EFL Utilita Kids Cup this week, providing youngsters with the chance to represent Salford City FC in the next stages of the competition.

Ran in conjunction with both the EFL and the EFL Trust, the Kids Cup allowed junior footballers from local schools to compete in a six-a-side tournament hosted by Foundation 92, with the winners earning the chance to play on behalf of The Ammies in the Regional and National phases of the competition. 

The tournament, which took place earlier this week, displayed some competitive football amongst the children of St Pauls C of E Primary, St Philips CE Primary, Light Oaks Junior, St Pauls CE Primary, Mesne Lea Primary, Christ the King RC Primary, St Luke’s RC Primary, St Peters C of E Primary, St Andrews CE Primary, Monton Green Primary, St Boniface RC Primary, Lewis Street Primary, The Deans Primary – all eager to progress through to the Regional Competition. 

This six-a-side tournament has been a fantastic opportunity for both the Club and the Foundation to engage with school children in the community, allowing them to be involved in one of the country’s largest national football competitions.

The winners were Light Oaks Junior, with The Deans Primary School, runners up of the local tournament. Both teams were given tickets to today’s Salford City FC game against Colchester United FC, where they will take part in a pitch side presentation and the winners will be announced to everyone in The Peninsula Stadium! 

Tom Hutton, Head of Foundation 92 said:

“We’re delighted to have hosted the first phase of the EFL Utilita Kids Cup with Salford City FC this week. Being a part of this competition, thanks to the EFL Trust, is great privilege, as we understand the importance of engaging with the community through the provision of opportunities like this one.

“We’re happy to have helped provide the participants with something that will be memorable for them, and we look forward to seeing the young footballers represent the Club throughout the competition.”

In the Utilita Girls Cup, Salford City Academy represented Salford City FC in the area finals last week in Preston, finishing 5th in the finals.