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Utilita EFL Kids Cup and Girls Cup first rounds complete



On Wednesday 23rd October and Thursday 24th October, the first round of the Utilita EFL Kids Cup and Girls Cup competitions took place at Waterside Farm Leisure Centre and The Len Forge Centre respectively.

Kents Hill Junior School came out on top in the EFL Kids Cup, whilst Southend High School for Girls reigned supreme in the EFL Girls Cup.

The EFL Kids Cup is a national six-a-aside tournament for junior footballers (U-11) which offers children the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium across the Sky Bet Play-Off weekend in May.

The EFL Girls Cup comprises of a six-a-side tournament for U-13 girls, culminating in a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium across the Sky Bet Play-Off weekend in May.

A total of 13 local primary schools split into 18 teams competed in the EFL Kids Cup.

In the semi-finals, Kents Hill Junior School beat Glebe Primary School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School (A) saw off Fairways Primary School.

Kents Hill Junior School ran out 2-0 winners against Chalkwell Hall Junior School (A) in the final and will represent Southend United in the second round.

A total of 10 local secondary schools split into 12 teams competed in the EFL Girls Cup.

In the semi-finals, Southend High School for Girls beat Shenfield High School (A) and The FitzWimarc School saw off Castle View School.

Southend High School for Girls ran out 1-0 winners against The FitzWimarc School in the final and will represent Southend United in the second round.

You can watch a full video summary of each competition below.

To view photos from each competition, please head to Southend United CET’s Facebook page.

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