Christ the King Bromborough Primary School, who represented Tranmere Rovers at the EFL Kids Cup which was held at Bolton Wanderers’ Lostock Training Ground on Wednesday, narrowly missed out on a place in the National Finals at Wembley Stadium.
The school came through a qualifying process in order to represent Tranmere against 12 other equivalent Northern League Two clubs on the day in the Northern Area Final, which is open to children in Year Five and Year Six.
Despite beating teams representing Notts County and Grimsby Town, Tranmere were knocked out of the competition but they can hold their heads high.
The competitive tournament gave the players of Christ the King Bromborough a unique opportunity to represent their local Club and also creating memories that they will never forget to wear the Club’s badge competing at a regional event as TRFC look to increase the number of its young supporters through the SWA2 campaign.
And their coach Kenny was proud of the way that his team went about themselves against their regional opponents.
He said: “It’s been a great experience, we’ve brought eight boys here from Christ the King school and I’m pretty sure they’d rather be here than at school!
“They’ve all done a great job for us, we’ve won two, we’ve lost two.
“It’s fantastic. There are some really good players here which is good to see, obviously we had a slow start, lost our first two games probably because of the occasion but we started to play our passing game which was good to see.”
Kenny also believes that the SWA2 campaign has been beneficial to children on the Wirral to support their local club and that it has encouraged them to head down to Prenton Park and cheer on Micky Mellon’s side as they push for promotion from League Two.
He added: “If you ask any kid on the Wirral what club he supports it’s normally either Liverpool or Everton followed by Tranmere Rovers. I’m sure most of these kids have gone to watch Tranmere Rovers as well which really helps them.”
If you are interested in how to get involved in next year's EFL Kids Cup and represent Tranmere Rovers Football Club, please email SteveW@TranmereRovers.co.uk.