Swansea schools impress in Premier League tournament

22nd May 2015

Swansea schools Cwmtawe Community School and Ysgol Y Dderwen put on impressive displays at the eighth annual Premier League Schools Tournament at White Hart Lane.
After beating off fierce competition to compete in the competition, the two schools went toe-to-toe with with other representative schools from the remaining 20 Premier League clubs.
Cwmtawe Community School Under-13 girls surged to first place in Group P, following victories over Liverpool (1-0), Burnley (4-1) and Manchester City (1-0) and a draw with West Bromwich Albion (1-1).
The youngsters ultimately finished the competition in joint third place after a 3-2 defeat in the semi-final to Everton.
Ysgol Y Dderwen Under-11s, meanwhile, also impressed, finishing third place in Group A following a 2-0 win over Burnley and narrow defeats to Liverpool (3-1) and Manchester City (3-2).
The Premier League Schools Tournament is a unique event, giving youngsters a taste of life as a Premier League footballer. 
On Thursday the teams came out of the tunnel to the Premier League anthem, wore their official club kits, played on a top-flight pitch and were refereed by Premier League officials.
They were also roared on by a vocal crowd of nearly 1500 fans, which is a record for a Schools Tournament Finals.