Premier League Primary Stars

King Power Stadium Hosts Premier League Primary Stars

Leicester City were represented by local schoolchildren at the Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament at King Power Stadium on Wednesday.
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- The Premier League Primary Stars Tournament kicks off at King Power Stadium
- Over 12,500 young people and 1,600 teams took part in regional competitions on Tuesday
- Leicester City were represented U11 girls' team from Old Mill Primary School and a mixed group from Willowbrook Primary School
- Teams from all 20 Premier League clubs were in action on the Filbert Way pitch

Over previous months, anticipation has been growing for the competition with Christian Fuchs and Kelechi Iheanacho helping draw the groups back in January. 

City's two sides, an U11 girls' team from Old Mill Primary School and a mixed group from Willowbrook Primary School, faced Chelsea, Brighton, Bournemouth and Newcastle United in Group A.

Over 12,500 young people and 1,600 teams took part in regional competitions at King Power Stadium on Tuesday with the main competition commencing on Wednesday morning. 

Pupils from the John Keble CofE Primary School, representing Chelsea, and pupils from the Malvern Primary School, representing Everton, were crowned champions of the Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament in the U11 Mixed and U11 Girls' competitions respectively.

How it all ended:

U11 Mixed Winners: Chelsea
U11 Mixed Runners up: Tottenham Hotspur
U11 Mixed Top Scorer: Reigan Heskey - Manchester United and Cruz Allen - Leicester City
U11 Mixed Fair Play: Arsenal U11
Girls Winners: Everton U11
Girls Runners up: Newcastle United
U11 Girls Top Scorer: Zara Shaw - Everton U11
Girls Fair Play: Watford

In April, Harry Maguire was joined by Harvey Barnes to distribute official PUMA kit to the girls side at Old Mill, while Hamza Choudhury and Ben Chilwell did the same at Willowbrook. 

The seven selected students from both schools were presented with their official kits by the City stars, before receiving some useful pointers about playing on the Filbert Way turf ahead of the tournament.

Speaking shortly afterwards, Maguire told LCFC TV: "Obviously to come back to school and see the kids’ faces when you walk in, they’re all very excited; a lot of noise, a lot of smiles, it’s always good.


Primary Stars Countdown Continues With Maguire & Barnes

Leicester City stars Harry Maguire and Harvey Barnes visit Old Mill Primary School as the countdown continues for the Primary Stars tournament.

"It puts a smile on my face as well as theirs. It’s very pleasing to come back and see the kids. I think what they’ve got to try and do first and foremost is enjoy it, take it all in, enjoy it.

"There are going to be a few nerves maybe, but it looks like speaking to them, there is a lot of excitement.

"It’s going to be big games and hopefully, if they all work hard leading up to the tournament, all prepare well and train as hard as they can and give it their best shot, they’ll hopefully get some silverware."

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