Etwall Primary School Prepare to Represent the Rams at Wembley
A group of boys from Etwall Primary School have gone through the final steps of preparation ahead of representing Derby County at Wembley for the Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup Final.
Harry Hawkins, Ben Price, Sam Cheetham, Nick Dickens, Conor Livingstone, Leo Wilkinson, Agish Shibu and Jack Perry qualified to represent Derby by winning the Derby County Community Trust’s local final back in February, they then went onto win the Regional final in Barnsley against 11 other Championship clubs which set them up for a date at Wembley. They will now play in the National final on Monday (29th May) where they will take on representatives from Ipswich Town on the pitch ahead of the Championship Play Off Final.
Following Etwall Primary’s victory at the local final, the Derby County Community Trust have been on hand to coach the boys and prepare them for the Regional and now National Final. Friday 19th May saw coaches from the trust visit Etwall Leisure Centre for their last training session before Wembley.
Passing & shooting drills took place in the session along with a rundown of what to expect on the day, where they will get treated like professional footballers, a tour of the stadium and the chance to watch Reading and Huddersfield Town battle it out for a place in the Premier League will be on offer.
Following the training session, Etwall Primary Teacher Sarah Giles said:
“The boys are really excited to be playing at Wembley and can’t believe they’ve got this chance. Most of them have ambitions to go on and become footballers so it’s great that the Derby County Community Trust and the EFL have given them an opportunity to play on such a big stage.”
On the teams’ route to the final she added: “Everyone at the school is so proud of them and what they’ve achieved, having beaten off competition from 62 other local schools to represent Derby County, then to come out on top against 11 other teams at the regionals is a fantastic achievement. We are all behind them to go all the way on Monday!”
To keep up to date with the progress of the Etwall Primary School team on Monday, follow Derby County Community Trust on twitter – @DCCTOfficial