Arsenal in the Community

Yerbury and Canonbury to represent Arsenal

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Arsenal will be represented by Yerbury and Canonbury primary schools in the respective Under-11 girls’ and Under-11 mixed events at this year’s Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament, being held at Brentford’s Gtech Community Stadium on Wednesday 12 June.

The tournament is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme.

Primary school children representing all 20 Premier League clubs from Season 2023/24 will take part in a group-stage competition, before knockout matches commence to determine the winners. Liverpool and Chelsea are the current title holders having won the Under-11 mixed and Under-11 girls’ tournaments respectively in 2023.

Richard Masters, Chief Executive of the Premier League, said: “The Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament is a great opportunity for young people to have their own Premier League matchday experience, proudly representing their clubs by playing in their team kit.

“We hope that everyone taking part in both the Mixed National and National Girls’ Finals at Brentford’s Gtech Community Stadium has a brilliant time participating in what I am sure will be an exciting and competitive day of football.”

Thousands of children from schools across England and Wales competed for the chance to represent their clubs in this year’s tournament. Participating teams have already won local club heats, earning themselves the chance to play on the pitch at the Gtech Community Stadium, 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.

Yerbury Primary School

Yerbury Primary School

James Warnock, Football Development Manager at Arsenal in the Community said, “Well done to both schools for winning our local stage competitions. We are really looking forward to seeing both Yerbury and Canonbury representing Arsenal at the national finals and hope that they enjoy what will be an exciting and memorable experience.”

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, 104 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 68,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources to date.

Good luck to both Yerbury and Canonbury!


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