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Football starlets hope for glory on trip to Wembley

HIGH-flying youngsters from primary schools in Solihull are looking forward to a seven-a-side Wembley showdown next month.

HIGH-flying youngsters from primary schools in Solihull are looking forward to a seven-a-side Wembley showdown next month.

Solihull Primary School Football Association qualified as Midlands Champions and are now preparing to play at the world-famous venue.

The talented team are made up of the top players from local primary schools in the borough and they’re no strangers to success.

As well as winning the league as unbeaten champions, Solihull scooped top honours in the Widney Cup as in-form Bailey Ralph smashed in the winning goal during their 1-0 victory over Swindon.

The 11-year-old St Anthony’s School hot-shot has notched over 30 times this season to help his side keep up their impressive form.

On June 13 captain Ryan Reidy from Sharmans Cross School will lead his team out as they prepare to face Sunderland, Southampton and Brighton in the finals of the seven-a-side event.

Manager John Reidy is hoping for one more push to finish the season on a high.

“It’s the greatest achievement by the Solihull Primary School District ever,” he said.

“We’ve got a tremendous bunch of players from north and south of the borough and particular credit must go to the coach John Connor.”

John also thanked Silhill Football Club who have supported the team by providing a free pitch for them to play on each week.

“Silhill FC have been magnificent and without them this wouldn’t have happened,” Reidy added.

“Bob Baker has been there every time and I must thank him for all his efforts.”

 

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