CCFC Foundation Mixed U11s EFL Utilita Kids Cup Tournament

We are delighted to announce the dates of the 2020 Cardiff City FC Foundation & EFL Utilita Mixed U11s Kids Cup in partnership with New Directions Education.

The football tournament is taking place throughout January 2020 and provides primary school children aged between 9-11 with the opportunity to take part in an exciting, competitive and enjoyable tournament.

This much anticipated annual event is a highlight of the sporting academic year for schools across the region. Kelly Storer, Regional Manager for New Directions Education comments “we are delighted to be able to once more support this competition. I am personally overwhelmed each year with the quality of talent we see on the pitch, and the real sense of sportsmanship between the competing teams. We are proud to support the ambitions of Welsh schools in contributing to this”.

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Tournament Information

The tournament is open to teams from years 5 and 6. Each school can enter two teams, each with a maximum of eight players, with the tournament taking a six-a-side structure with two substitutes per team. Due to the limited number of spaces on the EFL Utilita Mixed Kids Cup tournament, schools can submit up to three teams but only two teams will be guaranteed a space.

If you wish to enter a team, please download the Medical Consent Form to complete and take with you on the match day. Please also read and download the related Photography and Video Policy and Consent Form. The competition rules are also available for your information.

The tournament will be held at Cardiff International Sports Campus Outdoor 3G Pitch with qualifying rounds taking place between the 14th and 24th January 2020. The final will be held on 30th January 2020.

On the day, please arrive promptly. Registration is open from 9.00-9.45am with a teachers’ briefing at 9.45am, ready for kick-off at 10.00am. The tournament will finish at approximately 2.00pm each day.

Suitable footwear must be worn. No metal studs or bladed soles – moulded studs and trainers only. Shin pads MUST be worn. Please bring warm clothing as well as enough food and drink to keep you going throughout the day.

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