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U's To Be Represented At Wembley

St John Fisher win through to national final

24 May 2018

St John Fisher Primary School from Loughton will represent Colchester United at the EFL Kids Cup National Final.

Their big day at Wembley comes on Bank Holiday Monday, ahead of the League Two Play-Off Final.

Their journey began on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 when they were victorious at the sixteen team competition delivered at Shrub End Community and Sport Centre by the Colchester United Football In The Community Scheme.  

On Thursday 8th March, the youngsters travelled to Swindon Town to compete in the League Two Area Finals and in the group stage there, they were unbeaten, winning all five of their matches.

They beat Luton Town 2-1, Newport County 2-0, Stevenage 1-0 and Wycombe Wanderers 2-1, before completing the full house with a 3-0 victory against Yeovil Town.

Cheltenham Town were the opponents in the final and after a tight game, St John Fisher, proudly representing the U's, won the game and a trip to Wembley after a moment of magic gave them a 1-0 win.

This week, the boys experienced a final training session on the main pitch at the home of Colchester United and they are now fully prepared for their once in a lifetime opportunity to compete for the National final on the Wembley turf against Morecambe.

Trish McGrenra, PE Teacher at St John Fisher, explained how the build-up is affecting the children, and admitted to being more than a little excited herself about the trip on Monday.

“It is a fantastic experience for the children and a chance in a lifetime. The children are very excited about going to Wembley and cannot stop talking about it.

“To enter this competition and to be able to go to Wembley is a dream for the children, and me to be fair - as I said it’s a chance of a lifetime for all involved and we can’t wait!”

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