A group of boys from Herringthorpe St Mary’s school took a step closer to realising one of their dreams by winning the Rotherham round of the Football League Kids Cup.The competition, which was organised by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, was held at the newly developed Sheffield Sports Park in Brinsworth, the competition was open to 6 a-side teams made up of boys and girls U’11 from schools in the Rotherham borough. In total 14 teams attended on the day from 12 of our local schools, this meant we were able to operate the tournament on a two mini league basis.
There was some very hard fought games as all the teams had a good level of ability and at the conclusion of all the league games we were left with 4 teams who just managed to finish in the top 2 positions in their respective leagues and progress to the semi final stage. It was here that eventual winners Herringthorpe St Mary’s switched up a gear and beat Kimberworth 4-1, it was then settled that they would meet Thornhill in the final as they brushed aside Rosheill Juniors 3-0.
After a really good final St Mary’s emerged 3-1 winners and will now go on to represent Rotherham United in the League 1 North Finals which are to be held at the Alexandra Sports Centre in Crewe. It is here that they will play against the teams who won local competitions at the other clubs in the north of League 1. The team who triumphs at this event will go on to the grand final which is held at Wembley stadium prior to the League 1 play off final in May.
Staff from Rotherham United CST will be accompanying the school and hoping that St Mary’s can become the first school ever to take Rotherham United to Wembley in this competition.
For more information please contact James Rawlinson on:
Telephone: 01709 827767