National Competitions

ESFA Pokémon Primary Schools’ Cup Finals announced

The ESFA Pokémon Primary Schools’ Cup Finals are to take place at King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City FC, on Wednesday 7th June

24 primary school teams from across the country will descend on Leicester to play in the inaugural Pokémon Schools’ Cup Finals, with three teams being crowned National Champions at the end of the day. Eight National Finalists have qualified for each of the three competitions, all of which have competed in and won District, County and Regional rounds in each of their respective competitions. The three competitions being contested are:

  • ESFA Pokémon Primary Schools’ Cup for School Teams’
  • ESFA Pokémon Primary Schools’ Cup for Girls’
  • ESFA Pokémon Primary Schools’ Cup for Small Schools’

The Pokémon Schools’ Cup launched back in September with the district round of the competition. The winners of these rounds then faced off against the best teams in their county in January for a chance to attend one of the four regional finals which took place in March. The winners and runners up from these regional finals now have the chance to be crowned National Champions on Wednesday 7th June at King Power Stadium.

The matches will kick off at 12pm on the 7th June with gates opening at 11am. Entry for spectators is free but the ESFA ask that spectators book tickets via the link below. A refreshment kiosk will be open for the purchase of hot and cold snacks and refreshments. Match day programmes will be available for free upon arrival to the stadium.

The event will be streamed live on ESFA TV with full match commentary. Coverage will be free of charge and will remain online after the event has taken place, so players, team officials and spectators can enjoy watching the game(s) back at a later date.

National Finalists 2023

School Teams:

County SFARegionNational Finalist School Name
DurhamNorth (runner up)Whickham St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
North Yorkshire SFANorth (winner)Robert Wilkinson Primary
StaffordshireMidlands (runner up)Edge Hill Academy
Derbyshire Midlands (Winner)Harpur Hill Primary School
Devon South West (winner)Bickleigh Down
Channel Islands South West (runner up)Victoria College Prep
EssexSouth East (winner)The Henry Moore Primary
SurreySouth East (runner up)Ashley CofE Primary School

Girls’ Cup

County SFANational FinalNational Finalists School Name
Cheshire North (winner)St Martin’s Academy
North YorkshireNorth (runner up)Crakehall CoE Primary
Nottinghamshire  Midlands (Winner)Tollerton Primary
Northamptonshire Midlands (runners-up) Broughton Primary School
Dorset South West (winner)St. Walburga’s Catholic Primary School
GloucestershireSouth West (runner up)Churchdown Village Junior
KentSouth East (winner)Days Lane Primary School
Suffolk South East (runner up)Dale Hall Community Primary School

Small Schools’

County SFANational FinalsCounty Winners School Name
CheshireNorth (Winner)Lindow Community School
NorthumberlandNorth (runner up)St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
LincolnshireMidlands (winner)Swineshead St Marys CoE Primary
West Midlands Midlands (runner up)SS Peter & Paul Catholic Primary School
Somerset South West (winner)Pensford Primary
DorsetSouth West (runner up)Thornford Primary School
MiddlesexSouth East (winner)Alma Primary
BedfordshireSouth East (runner up)Ashton St Peters

Social Media

Make sure to follow @schoolsfootball on social media platforms for updates on the Pokémon Schools’ Cup and for behind the scenes action of the event.

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