A TEAM of young footballers from a Wirral primary school hope to return from Wembley as champions when they face Exeter City in the Utilita EFL Kids Cup Final next weekend. 

After beating 31 schools in local competition, the team from St George's Primary School in Wallasey recently represented Tranmere Rovers in the Northern Regional Final for a chance to play at Wembley against other League Two teams.

The team went unbeaten in the group stages not conceding a goal all tournament before going on to beat Harrogate in the semi-final.

They then faced Carlisle in the final game that saw St George's secure Tranmere a place at Wembley in the Utilitia EFL Kids Cup Final after winning 7-6 on penalties.

They will now face Exeter at Wembley next Saturday, May 28 in the League 2 Play-off final.

St George's Primary School headteacher Bernard Cassidy told the Globe: "We are really proud of the boys' achievement and the fact that they have been such good ambassadors for the school.

"This is a unique achievement that will probably never be repeated at St George's. Playing on the hallowed turf of Wembley is a dream for professional footballers and not even a possibility that we considered at the start of this season.

"We wish the team good luck and want them to know that win or lose we will be really proud of them."

Tranmere Rovers in the Community competition organiser, Shirley Waring said: "This is a brilliant achievement for the team and they should be really proud of themselves.

"It's a massive achievement for the school, the Club and of course the boys. To be able to go and play at Wembley is every kid's dream and they get to do it at such a young age, it’s incredible for them.

"Well done to the team and we look forward to another trip to Wembley.

"Well done St George’s from everyone at Tranmere Rovers and Good Luck in the Final."