St Catherines School Win EFL Trust Kids Cup

On Friday 18th November, 17 local primary schools brought their Year 6 football teams to Stevenage Football Academy to take part in the first round of the 2016/17 Kinder +Sport EFL Trust Kids Cup.

After a highly competitive group stage and early knockout rounds with some fantastic football on display, the final came down to St Catherines (Ware) and Walkern Primary School. An unexpected source proved to be the difference between the two schools, with the St Catherines goalkeeper scoring with just five minutes remaining and crowning St Catherines the 2016-17 champions.

They will now represent Stevenage FC at the regional playoffs hosted by Wycombe Wanderers in March 2017 with the chance of securing a place at the national finals held at Wembley Stadium in May.

1st Team Players Visit Primary Stars

Over the past couple of weeks, some of the first team have been out visiting local schools that are involved in the Foundation’s Primary Stars programme. Chris Day, Steven Schumacher, Andrew Fox, Jobi McAnuff and Fraser Franks headed out to Martinswood (Stevenage), Studlands Rise (Royston), Roger de Clare (Puckeridge) and Stonehill (Letchworth) primary schools.

The players took part in Q&A sessions with pupils from the schools, discussing motivation and inspiration that included questions like: “What is the best part of being a football player?”, “How old were you when you started to play football?”, “What inspired you to become a football player?” and even “Have you ever sat in the manager’s chair?”.

Primary Stars is a free programme for Primary Schools to support the delivery of high quality PE & Sport to young children and improve teachers’ confidence. If you’d like more information about the programme, please contact Lewis Endacott – [email protected]

Pompey Trip For Walking Football Team

It wasn’t just the first team that headed south last for a trip to Portsmouth last Saturday. Before Darren Sarll’s squad notched their fourth successive away win in the league. The Foundation Walking Football team played a friendly against their Pompey counterparts.

The squad then headed to Fratton Park to watch the game and even bumped into Boro Bear!

Our Walking Football sessions take place on Monday (8pm-9pm) and Wednesday (10am-11am) at Stevenage Football Academy. If you’d like more information or to book yourself onto the next session, please email Daryl Smith – [email protected]  

If you’d like to find out more about the packages please call 01438 222222 or email [email protected]