Wembley awaits for Year 5/6 Footballers
Huge congratulations to our Year 5/6 Football team who on Tuesday won the South of England Kids Cup final held in Oxford. This competition followed our win at the AFC Wimbledon competition back in November. In this round we represented AFC Wiimbledon against all the other League one clubs in the South of England - 12 in total. We are now on the way to Wembley and a National Final for the second time in three years!
In the group stages we won 3 of our 4 games scoring some great individual and team goals. Our other group game saw us draw 0 v 0 with Bristol Rovers but with superior points we topped the group.
In the semi finals we confidently beat a good Walsall side 2 v 0 which set up a final against Southend. This was an incredibly close and tense affair and, despite going one goal behind early on, we end winning the game 3 v 1.
The full results were as follows
AFC Wimbledon 3 v 0 Charlton
AFC Wimbledon 1 v 0 Oxford
AFC Wimbledon 0 v 0 Bristol Rovers
AFC Wimbledon 1 v 0 MK Dons
AFC Wimbledon 2 v 0 Walsall
AFC Wimbledon 3 v 1 Southend
This now means they now get to play at Wembley on Sunday 27th May 2018 in the national final, just before the League One Play Off final. An amazing achievement and a truly fantastic experience awaits for them.
Below is a photo of the winning team and below that some further photos of the day. We also made the local newspaper and you can read the report by clicking on the following link - http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/16071231.Kids_Cup_winners_will_represent_AFC_Wimbledon_at_Wembley/