Burnley FC will be represented by Wellfield School and Worsthorne Primary School in the respective Under-11 mixed and Under-11 girls’ events at this year’s Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament, being held at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux Stadium on Tuesday 21 May.
The event is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme. Primary school children representing all 20 Premier League clubs will take part in a group-stage competition, before knockout matches commence to determine the winners. Chelsea and Everton are the current title holders having won the Under-11 mixed and Under-11 girls’ tournaments respectively last season.
Participating teams have already won local club heats, earning themselves the chance to play on the pitch at Molineux and in the playing kit of their Premier League side. The tournament will give those taking part the opportunity to experience the life of a Premier League footballer for the day and compete under the watchful eye of Premier League match officials.
Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Available to primary schools across England and Wales, the programme supports girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.