Oldham Primary school set for Wembley date

Picture courtesy of Oldham Athletic

South Failsworth Primary School will represent Oldham Athletic at Wembley Stadium in the final of the EFL Kids Cup on Saturday 25 May 2019 before the Sky Bet League Two play-off final.

South Failsworth beat off competition from 31 other Oldham primary schools as well as triumphing at the EFL Kids Cup northern finals prior to reaching Wembley. 

They beat Mansfield Town in the final to set up their fifth appearance at Wembley in the last 11 years. As part of this incredible run in the competition, the school went on to win the cup at Wembley Stadium three years ago.

OACT Head of Community Martin Vose added: “It is a fantastic achievement for South Failsworth Primary School to reach Wembley for a fifth time.

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"It is a wonderful opportunity for these young footballers to experience playing at Wembley Stadium in front of thousands of people. 

“Our mission at OACT is to ‘create positive opportunities through sport’ and an event such as this demonstrates how we work towards achieving this goal. 

“On behalf of everyone connected with OACT and Oldham Athletic, good luck South Failsworth.”

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