Canonbury Primary School will represent Arsenal Football Club at this year’s Premier League Schools Tournament national finals after winning the local stage competition hosted by Arsenal in the Community. In total, 16 local schools took part in the competition, which was held at Market Road, Islington.
The Club frequently organises a variety of community activities at Canonbury Primary School, along with many other schools in the borough, including regular after-school hockey sessions. Canonbury Primary School has played in the Premier League Schools Tournament before, representing the Club at the Reebok Stadium in 2011.
The tournament, which is in its eighth year, aims to increase participation and the numbers of teams and players has grown every season. As well as the under-11s mixed tournament, there is an under-13s girls tournament with the same format taking place on the same day. Stoke Newington School will represent Arsenal in the under-13 girls competition after they won their local stage competition.
The finals of the tournament are taking place on Thursday, May 9 at Anfield. All participating teams will get the Barclays Premier League experience as they walk out the famous players’ tunnel in the kit of the club they are representing to the theme music that accompanies the players of the Barclays Premier League before each match. All their matches will be officiated by a Premier League official.
Canonbury Primary School will be playing in Group A against four other schools representing Chelsea, Southampton, Wigan Athletic and Swansea City.