Medway Strood Leisure Centre host EFL tournament.
The club’s community trust hosted the opening stages of the EFL Kids Cup at Medway’s Strood Leisure Centre recently, where eleven schools competed for the right to represent Gillingham FC at Oxford United Football Club in the next round.
Eight schools took part on the day, including; The Gordon Children’s Academy, Luton Primary School, Regis Manor School, Lordswood, Burnt
Oak, Aylesham, Hythe Bay, The Academy of Woodlands, Featherby, Wayfield and St. Georges.
The semi-finals were between Featherby V Hythe Bay and St Georges V Regis. Both games were played for 12 minutes with the Gillingham Girls Academy team refereeing and running the matches.
Gills Community Trust Coach, Barry Cooper said: “We all saw a huge amount of enthusiasm from the players – there’s a lot of passion for the game and every child who took part should be incredibly proud of themselves and their fantastic team work!”
The finals were played between Hythe V St.Georges. The first goal was scored by St. Georges followed by a quick second. Both teams were looking for space and pushing for goals, but St.Georges took the victory and won the tournament.
“The children showed great comradery to their school, their team and others on the pitch. I look forward to the next round at Oxford United with St. Georges School,” said Cooper.