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Schoolkids shine on Stamford Bridge stage

23 May 2017
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017

The best photos and social posts from a memorable day at Chelsea FC, as Man City and Liverpool bring home the trophies

Forty schools from across England and Wales converged on Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for the 12th annual Premier League Schools Tournament. 

Each top-flight club were represented by schools in Under-11 mixed and Under-13 girls categories after regional heats were held to decide who progressed to the final competition. 

Here we tell the story of an exciting day for all who were at Stamford Bridge:

Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
Each of the 20 top-flight clubs were represented after they held regional tournaments to discover who took part at Stamford Bridge
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
The players got to walk out of the Stamford Bridge tunnel, where Antonio Conte's Chelsea emerged from to a guard of honour from Sunderland on Sunday
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
This young Leicester City goalkeeper was excited for the action to begin
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
In total more than 11,000 players and over 1,400 schools have taken part this season, with schoolchildren from 40 schools making it to the final tournament
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
West Brom, represented by Witton Middle School and Sandwell Academy, kicked off the tournament against West Ham, who have Longwood Primary Academy and Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls playing for them
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
Southampton were represented by Foundry Lane Primary School and The Westgate School
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore and Chelsea Ladies player Eniola Aluko with Under-11 winners Manchester City, who have won the competition for the first time
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
Chesterfield High School celebrate their title triumph
Premier League Schools Tournament 2017
Stoke City's Congleton High School team were given the Under-13 Fair Play award

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