Around 80 youngsters have taken part in the biggest grassroots tournament in the city that has worked towards one Leeds school playing to gain a place to play at Wembley Stadium.
The EFL Kids Cup Road to Wembley Championship has seen more than 50 schools take part across the city with the qualifying schools playing in the regional final at Thorp Arch.
The 80 children from 10 Leeds schools competed for the top spot at the finals to represent Leeds United Foundation in the Championship Regional Finals – which is one step away from a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley.
The final at Thorp Arch training ground saw Primrose Lane and Immaculate Heart of Mary pupils battle it out for the top spot. Both teams couldn’t break and the final result was decided by penalties where Primrose Lane Primary school walked away victorious.
Adding to the experience, Leeds United Academy players Hugo Diaz, Callum Nicell, Robbie Gotts, Ryan Edmondson and Ollie Casey visited the schools tournament to share their expertise.
Michael Kinsey, Premier League Co ordinator for the Foundation, said: “We’ve had nearly 60 schools competing to represent Leeds United in the EFL Kids Cup - Championship North Finals with over 500 school children across the city experiencing a great football tournament.
“The next round will see schools represent their local EFL Championship Club, seeing the likes of Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby to name a few, visit our Training Ground to battle it out for that place at Wembley!”
Good luck to all competing!