Local Schools Join Road To Wembley

Alderwood Senior School and The Shots Foundation host a National League Trust Under 11 Girls Football Tournament next Tuesday, for the right to represent Aldershot Town at the regional finals – and maybe even play at Wembley Stadium!

The six-a-side tournament, which runs from 4-6pm next Tuesday, features Velmead, Elvetham Heath, Wellington, St Michael’s and St Joseph’s Primary Schools, with the winners progressing to the Regional Final to represent The Shots against other National League Clubs on Wednesday 28 March at Sutton United’s Gander Green Lane.

The National League Trust Under 11s Cup is open to all National League member clubs, with Northern and Southern finals in April followed by the national final, which will be played prior to the kick-off of the Promotion Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 13 May.

The National League Trust is a charity that offers grant aid to National League clubs to support and develop their community projects, with over £5million distributed so far. This money comes from the Premier League and the Professional Footballers Association, who have committed to support the Trust until 2019. They each contribute to an annual donation of £1.2m. 59 National League clubs are currently running projects and receiving funding from the Trust.

The Shots Foundation, launched in July 2017, aims to use the power of sport and the brand of Aldershot Town FC to offer a range of health-related activities to charities, community groups and schools. It has already launched football projects for members of Rushmoor’s Nepalese community, local homeless people, and a Sunday morning coaching session for girls aged 5-11 at St Joseph’s Primary School. For further information on the Shots Foundation, email