Premier League Schools Tournament


Thousands of schoolchildren given a glimpse of life as a Premier League footballer in annual competition

The Premier League Schools Tournament is one of the highlights of the Premier League Communities calendar and allows hundreds of youngsters the chance to experience the thrill of being treated like a top-flight footballer.

Created to increase participation in football, each of the 20 Premier League clubs stages their own competition to select a school to represent them on finals day, with more than 1700 schools and 13,500 players battling it out for the right to play at Goodison Park, home of Everton FC in 2016.

The 2016 tournament was the biggest to date, enabling every top-flight club to have a team in both age groups at the Finals: Under-11 mixed and Under-13 girls.

The 2016 Premier League Schools Tournament finals took place at Everton's Goodison Park

The 320 players participating on Finals day wear proper Premier League club kit, use the same dressing-rooms that the professionals use on match-day, come down the tunnel to the Premier League anthem and are refereed by Premier League match officials.

2016 Schools Tournament in numbers:

  • More than 13,500 children took part
  • More than 1700 schools entered
  • All 20 Premier League clubs were represented
  • 320 children experienced Finals day
  • Six Premier League referees officiated including Martin Atkinson, Andre Marriner and Mike Jones

Premier League Schools Tournament Roll of Honour 

  Stadium U11 winners U13 winners
2016 Goodison Park YGG Castell Nedd (Swansea) St Bedes (Sunderland)
2015 White Hart Lane Plantation (Liverpool) Stoke Newington (Arsenal)
2014 Etihad Stadium Plantation (Liverpool) All Saints High (Everton)
2013 Anfield Corpus Christi (Fulham) Congleton High (Stoke)
2012 Emirates Corpus Christi (Fulham) St Peter's (Wigan Ath)
2011 Macron Farnborough Road (Liverpool) Broughton Hall (Everton)
2010 Ewood Park Oakthorpe (Spurs) South Hunsley (Hull)
2009 Old Trafford Dorridge Junior (Aston Villa) Durham Johnston (Newcastle)
2008 Madjeski Stadium Ipsley Middle (Aston Villa) Broughton Hall (Everton)
2007 Old Trafford St Jude's (Portsmouth) St Joseph's (Bolton)
2006 The Valley Gomer Junior (Portsmouth) N/A