npower is encouraging kids who fancy themselves as the next Rio Ferdinand, or Faye White, to pull on their boots and enter the Football League Kids Cup and Girls Cup.
Faye White, the women’s England captain was joined by sports presenter and amateur player Ben Shephard at Football League ground Queens Park Rangers to call for entries.
Schools across the country have until 8th October to sign up for both cups by entering their local competition, in the hope of winning the chance to represent the club at the regional, and then later area and national phases of the competitions.
The best sides will then battle it out in front of thousands of fans before one of The Football League’s showpiece finals.
At the launch Ben Shephard said: “For some of the kids taking part, the npower Football League Kids Cup or Girls Cup could be the touch of the ball that starts it all off.
“We could see a future Football League and national star take to the pitch in the Kids Cup – watch this space.”
Faye White, who has been representing England since 1997, added: “Competitions like the npower Football League Kids Cup are an excellent opportunity to get kids together enjoying football and sharpening up their team skills.
“For female footballers the Girls Cup is a huge opportunity to play against, learn from and mix with likeminded sportswomen.