Schools can still sign up for the 2015/16 Football League Kids Cup
As the new season starts gaining momentum, the coaches, players and backroom staff at Gillingham Football Club are working hard to provide a successful season for our fans.
We’ll be doing our very best this season, but we now need your help to try and bring the prestigious Football League Girls Cup and Kids Cup trophies back to Gillingham FC.
In previous years over 2,000 schools entered the (two) competitions, with the finalists getting the chance to play at Wembley Stadium.
The 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 (please be aware that this deadline has now passed) and the Kids Cup is for under 11 children, and 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.
There are thousands of professional footballers that have never got to play at Wembley, so to be in with a chance of stepping onto the hallowed turf is a spectacular opportunity. Not even Pele, one of the greatest players of all time, got to play at Wembley Stadium!
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 and we are again looking for the best. So what are you waiting for? Why not take the chance to go down in history at your school and become local heroes by proudly representing your local Football League club?!
When and where is the local stage of the Girls Cup being held?
The tournament will take place on Wednesday 11th November 2015 at Kicks Soccer Centre, Watling Street, Strood, Kent, ME2 3JQ (arriving at 9:45am for a 10:00am start). Please note that the Area Finals will be held in the New Year.
When and where is the local stage of the Kids Cup being held?
The tournament will take place on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at Kicks Soccer Centre, Watling Street, Strood, Kent, ME2 3JQ (arriving at 9:45am for a 10:00am start). Please note that the Regional Finals will be held in the New Year.
How to get involved…..
Getting involved couldn’t be simpler. If you want your school team to take part in the FLT Kids and Girls Cup tournament, you need to arrange a team of eight players.
Each player must be under 13 (Girls Cup) and under 11 (Kids Cup) on the 1st September 2015. 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 6th November 2015(Girls Cup) and Friday 20th November 2015 (Kids Cup).
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 Kicks Soccer Centre in Strood.
GIRLS CUP - Further information and a Registration Form
KIDS CUP - Further information and a Registration Form
Gillingham Football Club
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Kent. ME7 4DD
Tel: 01634 350125