GFC Call on local schools to sign up for the Football League Girls and Kids CupsFollowing the outstanding success of our Community Cup campaigns last season, Gillingham FC are looking for Schools to help us try and bring the prestigious Football League Girls Cup and Kids Cup trophies back to Priestfield.
Last year over 2,000 schools entered the two competitions, with the finalists getting the chance to play at Wembley Stadium. This seasons Road to Wembley starts now with the local stage of the competitions and it’s open to all local schools who wish to take part.
The Girls Cup is for Under-13 girls and the Kids Cup is for Under-11 children. The winning schools will win the right to represent Gillingham FC in the national stages of the tournament and could progress all the way to the final for the prize of a lifetime – playing football at Wembley stadium.
Last season our Girls Cup winners, Rainham School for Girls and our Kids Cup winners, Minterne Community Junior School made it all the way to the National Final at Wembley beating the likes of Charlton, Ipswich and Bristol Rovers en route.
Along the way they also had the opportunity to meet and take part in training sessions run by England International Steph Houghton and England Legend Gareth Southgate, respectively, and both schools will be looking to retain their crown this season.
Please click here to read all about the girls Wembley experience.
Please click here to read all about the team’s Wembley experience.
But we know there are loads of great school teams in our area and many of you will want the chance to show off your skills at the home of football. So what are you waiting for?
When and where is the local stage of the Girls Cup being held?
The tournament will take place on Thursday 21 November 2013 at Play Football, London Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME8 7RJ (arriving at 9:45am for a 10:00am start).
Please note the local stage of the Kids Cup will take place in the New Year and details will be released shortly.
How to get involved
If you want your school team to take part in the Girls Cup tournament, you need to arrange a team of eight girls. Each girl must be under 13 on 1 September 2013 (Y8 or below).
Once you have your team, please complete a registration form and return to the Community Trust at Priestfield Stadium, full details below, by no later than Friday 15 November 2013.
Places are limited for the tournament and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Once we have received your registration form we will email you confirmation of receipt and a list of rules and regulations for the tournament along with directions to the tournament venue.
Further information and a Registration Form
Gillingham Football Club
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Kent. ME7 4DD
Call 01634 350125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org