The much anticipated Premier League Primary Stars National Finals had arrived this week following the girls' qualification back in March to represent Liverpool Football Club.
Since gaining qualification, the team have had lots of privileges including hospitality at the LFC Legends match, given their own personalised LFC kit and a tour around Anfield!
Prior to match-day, the girls were treated like genuine Premier League stars, travelling down to Leicester on the corporate team bus, having an overnight hotel stay and even enjoying some down time in the swimming pool.
On match-day, all qualifying teams made their way to this year’s venue, The King Power Stadium. After a huge 1,600 school entries it was down to the last 20 boys' and girls' teams to represent their respective clubs in a 4 group knock out tournament. The format of the tournament meant there was only room for the winner of each group to progress through to the semi finals.
The standard of competition was really high, with the official Premier League referees seen at times applauding particular impressive play by some of the best players the entire country has to offer. The children were also given the opportunity to see the Premier League Trophy and learn about the history behind the design and the 6 previous club winners.
Our girls were up against 4 really good teams in the group stages, facing West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford and Crystal Palace. Two draws in the group stages wasn't enough to see the girls progress through to the semi finals, but they were absolutely faultless in their efforts and desire and performed really well which made everyone really proud of them all.
A fantastic turn out from parents, teachers and Y6 pupils created a memorable atmosphere which the girls were really grateful for. Regardless of the final result, the girls' will forever cherish their achievements and will never forget their time when they had the opportunity to be a real Premier League Star!
The journey came to an end on Friday, when the girls were presented with their Premier League Finalists medals and goodie bags in collective worship by two past pupils and current professional footballers, Tom & Chris Sang. A fantastic way to end an incredible season of girls' football!! Well done girls!