Hosted at the prestigious Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 32 primary school teams got a taste of the professional football experience while they competed in the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) Danone Nations Cup National Finals. A massive well done to all the competing teams, who showed a great sense of fair play and a lot of talent!
Winners in the four categories were:
- School Teams’ Cup: Victoria Prep School, Jersey, Channel Islands
- District Cup: Newham Schools’ FA, Essex
- Small Schools’ Cup: Hale Primary School, Hampshire
- Girls’ Cup: Ponteland Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland
Teams progressed through a demanding qualifying process via District Rounds, County Rounds and Regional Finals to qualify for the anticipated sporting event.
And now for the big news; the winning Girls’ Cup and District Cup teams – along with next year’s winners – will have the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Danone World Cup hosted in Barcelona. This marks the anniversary of DNC.
We’re excited to see the teams there and looking forward to finding out who will join them from next year’s tournament.