PUPILS from Budbrooke Primary School in Warwick are celebrating after progressing through to the national finals of the world’s biggest football tournament for 10-12-year-olds.
Budbrooke Primary School successfully progressed from the county knockout rounds of the tournament earlier this year.
And a victory in the national final at Lilleshall National Sport Centre this Saturday will result in them being crowned national champions.
“Congratulations to Budbrooke Primary School for an outstanding performance at the regional finals,” said former Tottenham, Liverpool and England centre back John Scales, who is an ambassador of the tournament.
“ I expect they will bring more of the same to the national final.
“It’s a truly remarkable project that brings joy to thousands of kids nationally.
“Being active, eating well, having fun and working hard as part of a team are fundamental pillars of influencing the many that participate.”
The Danone Nations Cup is a unique FIFA approved tournament, which has been given the Government’s ‘Inspired by 2012’ seal of approval.
Around 2.5million children worldwide take part in the competition each year, with 3,000 schools competing in the English leg run by the English Schools’ Football Association.
It is an annual highlight in Danone’s ongoing programme of support for healthy lifestyles through education, fun and fairplay, which includes its ‘Eat Like A Champ’ healthy eating initiative.