This is the inaugural year of our annual tournament and it kicks off on Wednesday 6th March at Carrick Rangers 3G, behind the Loughshore Hotel Arena.
Carrick Rangers Vice-Chairman John Hood commented: "I am delighted that we are able to launch this new initiative and I am very much looking forward to welcoming our local Primary Schools to this year’s inaugural tournament. I hope that all the teams have a great day and enjoy their experience at our 3G complex. Carrick Rangers FC is very much a community focused club and events like this are a vital part of us giving back to our local community."
We would like to thank the following 12 schools for entering this year’s tournament and we wish them all good luck:
Acorn Primary School
Carrickfergus Model Primary School
Eden Primary School
Greenisland Primary School
Oakfield Primary School
Silverstream Primary School
St Nicholas' Primary School
Sunnylands Primary School
Victoria Primary School
Whitehead Primary School
Woodburn Primary School
Woodlawn Primary School
We would like to thank Millens Centra Store on Prince Andrew Way, Carrickfergus who have kindly supplied food and drink for all of the players taking part. Some of our current First Team players and management will be there to encourage the teams, and maybe to spot some talent for the future!
John Hood added: "All of the squad members from each school will get a complimentary ticket to one of our remaining home fixtures, and it will be great to see them come back to support our team and to help us get that all important play-off spot."
In addition to winning a fantastic trophy, the tournament winners will also get a brand new football kit in their school colours.