Schools Football Competitions

EFL Kids Cup

The EFL Kids Cup is a national six-a-side competition for U11s schoolchildren (Years 5 and 6) and culminates in three finals across the EFL Play-Off weekends in May.

The road to the Finals starts when the new school term starts. Each EFL club organises a Kids Cup local competition for all local schools wishing to take part. Walsall primary schools can take part in the club’s competition run by the Community Programme. The winners will then represent Walsall FC at the EFL’s area finals, and perhaps even at Wembley Stadium…

The 2018/19 Kids Cup saw the first ever Walsall FC team reach the Wembley final! Leighswood School from Aldridge were the winners of the club’s competition, and also beat 11 other teams at the Northern Finals to reach the League One grand final. Unfortunately the pupils were beaten 1-0 by Wycombe in a tight final on the Wembley Stadium pitch, but it was an experience the children and their families will never forget!

To get involved please email, or for more information visit the EFL Kids Cup website.

EFL Girls Cup

The EFL Girls Cup is a six-a side competition, much like the Kids Cup, but for U13s schoolgirls. Over 6000 girls are involved in the competition, through the EFL’s 72 Community Trusts each year!

The winning school of our club final will represent Walsall FC at the area finals, and, should they win that, at Wembley Stadium in the grand final prior to the EFL Trophy final in March.

To get involved please email, or for more information visit the EFL Girls Cup website.

Premier League Primary Stars Football Festivals

Walsall FC Community Programme also run football festivals for children as part of our Premier League Primary Stars delivery.

The festivals aim to cater for various ages and abilities, giving every child the opportunity to join! Our football festivals include:

  • Year 1 and 2 – KS1 children
  • Year 3 and 4 – KS2 children
  • Year 5 and 6 – KS2 children
  • Inclusion – To give opportunities to those who wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to represent their school in sport
  • Girls – Festival for KS2 girls (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) to enjoy

To get involved in any of our festivals, please email

Walsall Schools PLPS Finals

Working with the local School Sports games organisers (SSGOs), Walsall FCCP are running competitions for local primary schools. Schools under the Shelfield, Streetly and Willenhall SSGOs take part, with the winners playing their finals at Walsall FC.

For more information, or to get involved, please email