Various local schools to represent Leeds United at Elland Road

Premier League Primar Stars Football Tournament 2023.

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Leeds United will be represented by St Joseph’s Wetherby, Gledhow Primary School and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in this year’s Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament and the Premier League Primary Stars National Girls Football Tournament, being held at Elland Road on Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 7th June.

These tournaments are both part of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme.

Primary school children representing all 20 Premier League clubs from Season 2022/23 will take part in a group-stage competition, before knockout matches commence to determine the winners for the football tournament on Tuesday afternoon.

Richard Masters, Chief Executive of the Premier League, said: “Football is a game that everyone can enjoy and has the potential to empower and inspire people in their everyday lives.

“The tournament is a highlight of the Premier League Primary Stars calendar and every year I am impressed by the passion, teamwork and standard of play shown by all participants. Once again, I am sure this will be an exciting, competitive day of football.”

More than 9,000 children from schools across England and Wales competed for their chance to represent their clubs in this year’s football tournament, whilst more than 14,500 girls representing more than 100 professional clubs from across England and Wales competed for their chance to take part in this year’s national girls’ tournament. Participating teams have already won local club heats, earning themselves the chance to play on the pitch at Elland Road, in the playing kit of their Premier League side.

The tournament will give those taking part the opportunity to experience the life of a Premier League footballer for the day and compete under the watchful eye of Premier League and Women’s Super League match officials.

Premier League Primary Stars enables teachers to use resources across English, PSHE, PE and Maths, to support children to develop skills and values that are crucial to success in later life. Currently 103 professional football clubs from across the leagues run in-classroom Premier League Primary Stars sessions in local partner schools.

The free programme also provides teachers and parents with downloadable resources across a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7-11), developed by teachers for teachers, and in collaboration with experts such as the National Literacy Trust.

More than 61,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources.

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