Swansea schools set for Premier League tournament
18th May 2015
Cwmtawe Community School and Ysgol Y Dderwen have won the opportunity to represent Swansea City at the eighth annual Premier League Schools Tournament after beating off fierce competition from other local schools.
Ysgol Y Dderwen will enter in the U11 mixed competition while Cwmtawe Community School will compete in the U13 division for girls.
The Premier League Schools Tournament is all about increasing participation in football for boys and girls, and offers schools nationwide the chance to team up with their local Premier League club.
Each of the 20 Premier League clubs stage their own regional competition to select a school to represent them in the finals, which will be held at White Hart Lane on Thursday, 21 May.
Over 12,000 young footballers from more than 1,500 schools will take part, with the teams aiming to reach the final at Tottenham Hotspur's ground. An expected 1,000 spectators will fill the seats of the famous stadium to see the Premier League Schools Tournament champions crowned and presented with a replica Premier League trophy.
All the students participating on the day will receive an authentic Premier League experience - wearing their Premier League club kit, using the Tottenham Hotspur dressing rooms, and walking out of the tunnel to the Premier League anthem, and even having their matches refereed by Premier League match officials.
The Schools Tournament will feature on a special episode of BBC Match of the Day Kickabout airing on 23 May at 7:40am and will then be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.
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