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Bees lose Kids Cup Final

Blackburn Rovers take prize at Wembley despite great effort from Collis School pupils

3 June 2019

Collis Primary School, representing Brentford FC, lost out to Blackburn Rovers at the EFL Kids Cup Championship Final. Pupils from the primary school in Teddington had a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on the hallowed turf at Wembley stadium before the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final last Monday, 27 May. The match took place in the build-up to the game between Aston Villa and Derby County and was watched by thousands of football fans.

The kids also had a special good luck from Brentford FC before kick-off.

Both sides battled hard for the win in the Championship Kids Cup Final, and the game was just seconds away from penalties before Rovers captain Daniel Armer scored a last-gasp winner. Pupils from Collis reached the final after winning the regional tournament hosted by the Aston Villa Foundation back in April. They won all six matches before beating Swansea City 1-0 in the final match.

Jamie Tompkins, Community Development Manager for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, said: “The players from Collis Primary have enjoyed a fantastic day at Wembley Stadium courtesy of the English Football League Trust. Although they didn’t win the Cup, they certainly won the prize of playing at Wembley in front of thousands of fans – it will certainly be a day they will never forget!

“They have represented Brentford brilliantly and they should be immensely proud of their achievement.”

Recognised as one of the largest national football competitions, the Kids Cup involves more than 16,000 children, which culminated in the final at Wembley on Monday.

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The EFL report on the final can be seen here and highlights can be seen below.

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