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Heathlands Make Progress

21 February 2015

School win first stage of Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup.

Heathlands Primary School will carry Colchester United's name forward in the Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup, after winning the local stage of this year's competition.

After Moulsham High got within one game of Wembley in the girls' competition, the boys version of the tournament got underway last week.

The tournament had over 30 schools from Essex come together to compete for the chance of representing Colchester United at Wembley.

That meant that 300 kids from Years 5 and 6 took part on the day in the tournament at Shrub End, with Heathlands Primary School coming through as winners beating North Primary School in a thrilling final. 

They will now go on to represent Colchester United in the area final, with that glittering prize awaiting them.

A Ferrero spokesperson said: "We are delighted to be supporting The Football League Kids and Girls Cup competitions, to get children across the country involved with and excited about playing sport and getting active as part of our wider Kinder+ Sport activity. 

"At Ferrero we believe that active children are more likely to grow into active adults, and so we are passionate about inspiring future generations to embrace physical exercise, and gain a sense of joy from living an active and healthy life which we to achieve through the Kinder+ Sport programme. 

"Led by clubs in their regions, the tournaments provide children with a truly unique opportunity to be exposed to the world of professional sport, and we hope that they are inspired to remain active following this."

Drew Barrand, Marketing Director of The Football League said: "These competitions really show how Football League clubs connect and engage with their local communities.   

"The Kinder+ Sport Football League Kids and Girls Cup use that connection, along with the chance to play on a national stage at Wembley, to drive participation as part of The Football League’s ongoing commitment to grassroots football."

Ferrero are also sponsoring the Football League Kids Cup Competition which is a six-a-side competition for children under 11, and sees the 72 clubs 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 then qualify for the chance to play at Wembley before the Sky Bet Football League Play-Off Final of the relevant division. 

The competition, which is organised on behalf of The Football League by The Football League Trust, has a unique format.   
Each of the 72 Football League clubs run a competition for their local schools, with the winners representing their club and playing in their colours, through various stages on the road to Wembley.

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