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Stoke Schools To Star At The Etihad

The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City

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10:15 20th May 2014

Premier League School Tournament takes place on May 20th...

PUPILS from two Stoke-on-Trent schools will experience the life of a Premier League footballer after winning the opportunity to represent Stoke City in this year's annual Premier League Schools Tournament.

St Chads C.E. Primary School and Clayton Hall Business & Language College will compete against representatives of the other 19 Premier League clubs at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 20th May 2014.

The Premier League Schools Tournament is in its eighth year and is all about increasing participation in football for boys and girls, as well as offering schools nationwide the once in a lifetime chance to team up with their local Premier League club. 

St Chads C.E. Primary School will enter in the under 11 mixed competition while Clayton Hall Business & Language College will compete in the under 13 division for girls.

Both schools will play in front of an expected crowd of 1,000 spectators at the home of the Premier League Champions and will live the life of a professional footballer when they gain full access to the Etihad Stadium.

All students participating will be kitted out in the full Stoke City kit and will have full use of the Manchester City dressing rooms. They will also walk out of the famous City tunnel to the Premier League anthem and will have their matches officiated by a Premier League referee.

The winners of the competition will be crowned and presented with a replica Premier League trophy, all of which will be featured on a special episode of BBC Match of the Day Kickabout airing on Saturday 24th May 2014 at 7.30 am.

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