The Championship and League Two Kids Cup Finals of the 2016/17 campaign took place last weekend as school children represented their local football clubs at Wembley.
Each of the 72 EFL clubs hosted a competition for their local schools where the winners earned the right to represent their club, play in their team colours and compete to win silverware.
More than 16,000 budding young footballers have taken part in this season’s six a side competition, with the hope to play at the national stadium in front of thousands of supporters.
The competition’s objective is to inspire children to be active, healthy and develop a strong sense of teamwork.
Watch the ‘behind the scenes’ videos below to see the youngsters live their dreams of representing their local football clubs at Wembley.
Championship Final: Derby County (Etwall Primary School) v Ipswich Town (Cedarwood Primary School)
League Two: Carlisle United (Newlaithes Junior School) v Wycombe Wanderers (Trevelyan Middle School)
Kinder + Sport
The Kinder+Sport programme is designed to promote active lifestyles through dynamic play and sports among children and their families, and has reached more than 4.1 million children in 25 countries to date.
In the UK, Kinder+Sport includes a number of initiatives. The Kinder+Sport Move and Learn is a national, school-based education programme delivered in partnership with the EFL Trust that helps children learn about the importance of a balanced diet and regular physical activity. Over six weeks, children spend nine hours participating in a range of sports and learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Ferrero also partners with the EFL Trust to deliver the Kinder+Sport Futsal Cup for the U16 age group, which also encourages children to get involved in sport and physical activity.
Overall, in the academic year 2016/17, Kinder+Sport, together with the EFL Trust, will have reached more than 60,000 children, helping them to be more active and learn about the benefits of an active lifestyle.