Tattenhall Park to represent Chester FC in the National League Trust U11s Cup

March 27, 2017 Jim Green

Tattenhall Park Primary School is a step closer to playing at Wembley Stadium after being crowned Chester’s champions of the inaugural National League Trust Under 11s Cup.
Primary schools across the country have been competing at tournaments run by 40 National League clubs and the winners will now meet in regional competitions to decide the four schools who will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of playing at Wembley on Sunday, May 14.

Chester FC Community Trust worked with CEPD Chester and Footgolf Chester to stage an action-packed tournament at Goals Soccer Centre on Thursday afternoon with 19 teams of boys and girls representing schools from across Chester taking part.
Games in the group stages were extremely competitive and played in an excellent spirit with an extremely high standard of football on show, earning praise from teachers, parents and organisers.
The top two teams in each of the four groups progressed to the knockout stages with Cherry Grove, Hoole, St Clare’s, St Oswald’s, St Werburgh’s & St Columba’s, Tarporley, Tarvin and Tattenhall Park battling it out in the quarter-finals.
In the semi-finals Tarvin overcame St Oswald’s and Tattenhall Park edged out Tarporley to book their place in the final.
The deciding game lived up to the billing with both teams producing fantastic performances in a see-saw contest that eventually finished 4-3 in favour of Tattenhall Park, who will now represent Chester FC against the winners from clubs including Tranmere Rovers and Macclesfield Town in the North West regional final at Stockport County on March 28.

Jim Green, chief executive of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “It was a brilliant ternoon and every school that took part should be very proud of their pupils for upholding the values of fair play and respect and contributing to such a competitive tournament.
“Tattenhall Park proved worthy winners and we look forward to supporting them as they represent Chester FC in the regional final at Stockport and hopefully onto the national final. The prospect of playing at Wembley Stadium is an incredible opportunity for these young footballers and we wish them the best of luck.
“We would like to thank the National League Trust, CEPD Chester, Footgolf Chester and Goals Soccer Centre for supporting the tournament and all of the schools who attended and helped make the day such a success.”