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Limited Places Left To Play At Wembley

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Tue 1 Oct 2019
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FC Halifax Town Community group have been given an unique opportunity to send one boy’s team & one girl’s team to competitions that have finals at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park. 

The National League Trust Cup (final at Wembley) are seeking one representative to compete in the tournament from FC Halifax Town, and the West Riding FA are also on the look-out to represent them in the National School Futsal Championships (final at St. George’s Park).

The Adam Heslop National Trust U11s Cup

The gateway into these competitions is through the popular Adam Heslop Cup in which primary schools (Y5/6) can register to compete.

For the boys there will be five qualifying groups with the winning team from each group going through to the Adam Heslop Cup finals.  In the girls’ edition there will be three qualifying groups in the exact same format.

With the Halifax finals scheduled to take place on 6 December, the format is a round-robin tournament, with the winning boys and girls teams will be crowned the Adam Heslop Cup Champions.

What follows?

The victors will then progress onto two further competitions:

National League Trust Cup – Which will begin with a regional round, followed by the Northern final, before the National Final, which will be hosted at Wembley Stadium prior to the kick off of the 19/20 Vanarama National League Play-Off Final.

National School Futsal Championships – The victorious team will represent the West Riding FA and compete in the regional futsal competition hosted at the Beacon of Light (home to Sunderland Academy), the winner of this competition will progress to the National final at St. George’s Park.

Steve Nichol, Head of Youth, Junior and Community Football Development said:

“It’s an exciting opportunity for boys & girls to get involved with futsal, a game that has been credited for supporting many of the world’s top players including former Brazilian Ronaldinho.

“Some of our schools had success last season progressing to the higher stages of the tournament and hopefully one of our schools can go one further this year and go to Wembley Stadium.

“The project is being supported with a grant awarded by The National League Trust and the West Riding County FA, community sponsors RSA and FC Halifax Town.  We hope to build on the success of our previous event and continue to introduce more children to our coaching programme.”

How to get involved?

There are only limited places left as so far 18 boys teams and 15 girls teams have registered.

More information is available HERE 

For further queries contact our community group on 07922 461 437 or email

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