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York Junior Football Team Get Through to National Finals

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5:54pm 15th April 2013

On Saturday 13th April, twelve regions of U11 boys including seven of the best representing York battled it out at Sunderland Stadium of Light, Sunderland, become the Northern regional winners of the Danone Nations Cup. They will now go on to represent their region in the ESFA Danone Nations Cup Finals, which will take place in London in May.    

From kick-off, spectators were on edge as they witnessed great action throughout the afternoon from all the school teams involved, in an exciting day of U11 boys’  football. The final proved to be a tight contest with two evenly match sides but York PSFA winning the game on the final whistle.

As one of the winning squads from the regional finals York PSFA,will now participate in the ESFA Danone Nations Cup Finals in May with the hopes of becoming one of the five final squads competing for the coveted Team England title in the Danone Nations Cup England Final in June.

Now in its fourteenth year, this is the very first time that the Danone Nations Cup world final will be hosted in London, which makes it even more special for the school teams competing to become Team England. At the world finals, Team England will also experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to show off their footie skills in front of FIFA World Cup champion and Danone Nations Cup ambassador Zinédine Zidane, a dream come true for all involved

“We are delighted to win the regional final and become one of the best district associated teams in in the North. It was a great adventure and experience for us. The boys will remember this moment for the rest of their school days but now the hard work really begins and we will need to focus and prepare for the ESFA Danone Nations Cup Finals ” - said their team coach

Marie de Muizon, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Danone UK said:

“Massive congratulations to York PSFA for getting so far in the tournament and winning their respective region! We are so proud of Danone Nations Cup for inspiring more children to get active, and we are all really excited about the ESFA Danone Nations Cup Finals.  Best of luck to all the players involved in qualifying for the finals we hope they continue to enjoy the experience of playing in this global tournament!”

The regional finals continue apace across the country until the end of the month, as the remaining school teams compete in their respective formats for the ultimate chance to become Team England and win a place in the Danone Nations Cup world final, taking place later this year.

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