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Primary school footballer representing Manchester United at the premier league schools tournament with a ball at his feet mid-match

PL Primary Stars Football Tournament

The Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament is one of the highlights of the Foundation calendar and allows youngsters the chance to experience the thrill of being treated like a top-flight footballer.

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

The event in 2018 was held at Leicester City's King Power Stadium and 40 primary schools won qualifying competitions to represent each of the 20 Premier League clubs. This season the tournament will take place at Molineux Stadium, the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

The Under-11 mixed and Under-11 girls teams who end up representing Manchester United wear 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.

The 6-a-side tournament is one of the competition elements of the PL Primary Stars programme, which inspires children in more than 15,000 primary schools in England and Wales.