Penryn College on the road to glory as they enter this season’s ESFA PlayStation®Schools’ Cup

21 September 2016


With the summer break now over, it’s back to the classroom and onto the sports fields for Penryn College who will be competing in the biggest grassroots football competition in the country, the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) PlayStation®Schools’ Cup.

PlayStation’s partnership with the ESFA enters its fourth season, having already given over 200,000 pupils a chance to represent their school in national competitions. The tournaments are open to both boys and girls across U12-U15 secondary school age categories.

PlayStation Schools’ Cup fixtures will take place between September 2016 and March 2017, with the National Finals played out at a multiple day Football Festival at a professional football stadium. Penryn will be taking part in the competitions for every single boys’ and girls’ year group in the school.

The competition has received backing from players at the highest level too. Throughout the last three seasons, over 30 leading professional footballers including the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Harry Kane, Juan Mata and England women’s national captain Steph Houghton have lent their support to helping inspire the next generation of football stars.

“The National Cup competitions are of huge importance to what we do here. They give our pupils the chance to compete against the best players from around the country. We have had some magical success in the past couple of years, with boys and girls teams reaching the latter stages. The buzz around the school is palpable, and we have already earmarked a couple of teams we expect to enjoy good runs again this year.”

– Jake Ash, Football Programme Organiser