The Iron have been drawn in Group A of the Utilita EFL Kids Cup, which will take place this Friday.
Port Vale, Grimsby Town, Oldham Athletic, Morecambe and Crewe Alexandra join the side in the first group, while Group B comprises Macclesfield Town, Bradford City, Walsall, Mansfield Town, Carlisle United and Salford City.
The Iron’s representatives are Bottesford, who edged out Priory Lane in the final on November 29th, 2019 to make it through to the latter stages of the competition. Crowle Primary won the shield.
The Utilita Kids Cup is a national tournament for junior footballers which offers children the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium.
The Cup involves over 16,000 children and creates one of the country’s largest national football competitions, which culminates in exciting finals at Wembley Stadium in front of thousands of fans before a major national final, as schoolchildren live out their dream.
The competition which inspires children to be active, healthy, and develop a strong sense of teamwork, discovered Watford footballer Will Hughes and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, while David Beckham’s former school Chase Lane Primary walked away as 2013-14 Kids Cup League 1 winners, representing Leyton Orient.
The Utilita Kids Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for U11 schoolchildren and culminates in three finals across the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off weekend in May.
The road to the finals starts when the new school term starts. Each EFL club organises a Utilita Kids Cup local competition for all local schools wishing to take part.
The Clubs are first split into 3 divisions, in line with club’s divisional status, before being again split into two groups, north and south. The winners of the divisional northern and southern finals will then qualify for the chance to play before the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Final of the relevant division.
The winners of that competition then go on to represent the club in the Area, Regional and National phases of the competition, where they will face schools representing other League clubs.