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Wycombe win at Wembley!

Gerrards Cross CE School lift the EFL Kids Cup.

28 May 2019

A local school team representing Wycombe Wanderers tasted glory at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, lifting the EFL Kids Cup ahead of the League 1 play-off final between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland.

Gerrards Cross CE School overcame Leighswood – representing Walsall – by one goal to nil, scored in style by Alex Thomas, who fired a free-kick into the top corner from distance.

The Wycombe side then made their way up the famous steps to collect the trophy from EFL on Quest TV presenter Colin Murray, celebrating their achievements with friends and family.

Phil Arnold, who manages the team at Gerrards Cross CE School, said: “It was absolutely fantastic – everything we hoped it would be.

“We stayed in a hotel overnight and had a tour of the ground before the game, looking around the changing room, press room and royal box. It was a wonderful experience for everyone. The boys were very wide-eyed and it was hard to keep them off the ceiling and keep them focused on their match against Leighswood.

“But they did incredibly well to win the game and although they’ll be moving on to new schools in September, they’ve left a legacy that they can be very proud of.”

The EFL Kids Cup is a national tournament for junior footballers, offering children the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley.

More than 16,000 children take part, creating one of the country's largest national football competitions. It comprises a six-a-side competition for under-11 schoolchildren, starting out at a local level in the group stages, run by the Sports & Education Trust of each participating football club.

Everyone at Wycombe Wanderers sends their congratulations to all involved!


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