Over 20,000 children have taken part in the Utiltia Kids and Girls Cups this year, all with the dream of playing at Wembley. For 48 children that dream, one that only a select few professional footballers ever achieve, will come true over the next two weekends
Take a look at how our six remaining teams made the Utilita Kids Cup Final at Wembley Stadium!
Kids Cup Championship Final
Sheffield United, represented by Nethergreen Junior School, and Luton Town, represented by Sacred Heart Primary School, will battle it out in the Championship Final.
The Blades overcame Preston North End in the Regional Final, drawing 1-1 before seeing off the Lilywhites in a tense penalty shoot-out. Meanwhile, the Hatters edged Millwall in a seven-goal thriller to make it to Wembley, running out 4-3 victors over the Lions.
Kids Cup League One Final
In the League One Final, Portsmouth, represented by Meon Junior School, will take on Sheffield Wednesday, represented by Windmill Hill Primary School, for the winner’s medals.
The Owls earned their place in the Final, finding an extra gear in the second half of the regional Final against Crewe, scoring three goals. And Portsmouth secured passage to Wembley in style, vanquishing Charlton Athletic 7-3 in an emphatic win.
Kids Cup League Two Final
Finally, Exeter City, represented by Stoke Hill Junior School, will go head-to-head with Tranmere Rovers, represented by St George’s Primary School, in the League Two Final.
Tranmere needed spot-kicks to make it to the Final, eventually booking a date at Wembley after Harrogate Town hit the bar in the shoot-out in the Regional Final, whilst a slender 1-0 triumph over Bristol Rovers saw the Grecians through to the showpiece.