Don’t miss your chance to take part in this season’s Football League Kids Cup

Ever dreamed of seeing your school play football at Wembley Stadium on one of the biggest weekends of the sporting calendar?
Last season our local winners, Minterne Community Junior School made it all the way to Wembley, beating the likes of Bristol Rovers and Wycombe en-route to become the second team of the season to represent Gillingham FC at the National Finals, which were held before the League Two Play-Off Final.

Please click here to read all about Minterne’s Wembley experience.
This season we will again be looking for the best school team in Kent to represent Gillingham FC at the Regional Finals, which take place in March 2014.

Along the way there are some great prizes for schools to win such as team kits and footballs, along with medals, trophies and certificates, so all participants can remember their achievement of taking part in one of the country’s largest national football competitions.
When and where is the local stage of the tournament being held?

The tournament will take place on Thursday 23 January 2014 at Kicks Soccer Centre, Watling Street, Strood, Kent. ME2 3JQ (arriving at 9:45am for a 10:00am start, aiming to finish by 2:00pm).
How to get involved…..

Getting involved couldn’t be simpler. If you want your school team to take part in the Kids Cup tournament, you need to arrange a team of eight children.

Each child must be Under 11 on the 1st September 2013 (Y6 or below). Once you have your team, please complete and return the registration form below by no later than Friday 17 January 2014.

Places are limited for the tournament and will be filled on a first come first served 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 Kicks in Strood.
The winner on the day, will go onto represent Gillingham F.C. at the Regional Finals against winning schools from other community schemes which will be played w/c March 10 2014 and hosted by Swindon F.C.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the community department or call 01634 350125.