Premier League launch kit scheme for schools

England star James Milner was back at school this week, to hand over new kits to pupils at Ravensbury Primary School in Manchester.

The Manchester City midfielder still fondly recalls the day he pulled on a fresh new shirt in his schoolboy days and was at the school to back the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme.

Initially launched in 2011, the scheme provides support for junior football across the nation and has provided Nike kit and equipment to more than 2000 junior teams in the last three years.

And Milner was at the school, in the shadow of City’s Etihad Stadium, to present kit, chat to pupils and take part in a coaching session put on by Manchester City’s charitable foundation, City in the Community.


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Team Sixteen: Online Application Form now live

TEAM SIXTEEN is a new intra-school football programme developed by The Football Association along with delivery partners The English Schools FA (ESFA) and The Independent Schools FA (ISFA). It forms The FA’s Level 1 School Games offer, which has been identified as football’s priority level for school games delivery. TEAM SIXTEEN aims to engage secondary school children who are not currently participating in sporting activity outside of regular Physical Education lessons – it’s a great way to give an opportunity to play football for boys and girls who are not part of the school team(s).

The programme also provides leadership opportunities for pupils, encouraging students to be placed in organising roles. At category 2 and 3, we will provide a ‘TEAM SIXTEEN Maker’ pack. The ‘TEAM SIXTEEN Maker’ will be a student from within the school whose role it is to encourage his/her peers to participate in TEAM SIXTEEN, making TEAM SIXTEEN a programme delivered by Young People, for Young People.

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Under-14 Squad win final League match

The Middlesex Schools’ FA Under-14 representative squad played their last league game of the season against Buckinghamshire on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Whitmore High School and put in one of their best performances of the campaign, writes Kim James.

The first half was a high quality match, with both teams passing with good intensity and battling for each tackle and header. Middlesex began to create chances, with Kraig McLeod and Stephen Cairns starting to dominate the mid-field. With their pace, power and technique, both began to influence the game, getting the ball wide to a lively Leandro Riberio who was working the left flank superbly, with Dylan Singh joining in with some surging overlapping runs. 

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