The Chelsea Foundation hosted a primary schools football tournament at Cobham recently with schools from Berkshire, Essex, London, Surrey and Sussex all making the trip to our training ground.

Taking place just a stone’s throw from where Eden Hazard, David Luiz, Fran Kirby and co train, more than 60 children from Maidenbower Junior School, Danetree, Lowbrook Academy, St Joseph’s Primary, Marden Lodge, Park Mead and Cheam Common took part in the event having won their respective local schools tournaments.

After a day of impressive football and some tightly-contested battles, Cheam Common were crowned champions of the tournament after a 2-1 win over Maidenbower Junior in the final.

Chelsea Foundation Sussex sports development coach Nathan Evans said: ‘These types of event are huge for us as a Foundation, working with these schools week on week to give them the opportunity to play here and see what we do out here and to also play against children from other areas.

‘The boys and girls here are predominately stronger players in their local areas so I hope events like today give them something to push towards. We have a number of players here who play at professional clubs so it gives an insight of what they can push towards and what is available for them if they work hard.’

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