By Laura Taylor, Apr 26 2018 09:41AM
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.
Many young footballers from the 30 teams taking part will dream of emulating twin brothers Ryan and Steven Sessegnon.
The pair were part of Coombe Boys’ School’s victorious PlayStation Schools’ Cup teams at the Madesjski in 2014 and 2015 and have since gone on to football stardom with Fulham FC and England.
In 2017, Ryan won the European Championship with the England U19s while Steven won the World Cup with the U17s.
The finals festival sees all players given the full match-day experience. They will warm up in Reading FC’s £1million 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 thousands more watching a live-stream of all the games online.