Schools Tournament

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 1 Sep 2018
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The Adam Heslop Cup/National League Trust Cups

The tournament is open to primary schools, specifically boys and girls in the year 6 age group and provides the opportunity for budding football stars to play the exciting game of Futsal, a fast moving 5-a-side game of South American origin.  As well as participation in the tournament schools entering receive a free coaching session to introduce pupils to the game of Futsal.

In 2018 the winners of the Adam Heslop Cup will progress into the National League Trust U11 Cup.  The tournament is open to National League Clubs across England.  The winning team will progress to represent Halifax in one of four regional playoffs from which the four winners will then go onto compete the final played at Wembley Stadium prior to the National League Promotion Final.

What do teachers think? “The event was a 10/10 – the children loved every minute of it and they are now asking for Futsal in their PE lessons” Elizabeth Halloran, Sacred Heart School

Half-Time Schools Tournament

The tournament gives aspiring players the opportunity to play at the Shay Stadium!  Running from September to April school teams will play five-a-side fixtures during the half-time interval.  A maximum of 12 teams can participate in the knockout tournament which culminates in a showcase final.

As well as playing on the pitch participating schools are fully integrated into the matchday experience.  Arriving early schools takes part in a Q&A with a first team player prior to the game and form a guard of honour as the two teams enter onto the field of play.

For more information on how you can get involved call 07572 154 200 or email

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