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ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival returns to Madejski Stadium

Youth finals to take place in RG2

15 May 2018

The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival will take place from 21st to 23rd May at Reading Football Club’s Madejski Stadium.

The 2017/18 season finale will feature many of England’s finest young footballers as they battle for the honours in 15 boys’ and girls’ national tournament finals.

The three-day festival of school football will be the fifth since PlayStation partnered with the ESFA, creating the biggest and most prestigious collection of secondary school football tournaments in England under the PlayStation Schools’ Cup banner.

The finals festival sees all players given the full match-day experience. They will warm up in Reading FC’s indoor training facility before changing in the main stadium dressing room and making their way onto the Madejski Stadium pitch in front of a lively and enthusiastic crowd.

With free entry for all attendees, the Festival has become a popular day out for supporters and school friends. Over 6,000 spectators attended last year’s finals. A feast of football, celebrity appearances and a series of spectator competitions and activities contribute to the electric atmosphere.

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