Deepdale will play host to an action-packed day with the Dick Clegg Preston Schools’ Cup Finals on Sunday 8th May, in aid of the Preston Schools’ Football Association.
This year’s Schools’ Finals event, a long-standing tradition in Preston, will be the first at Deepdale since 2019, due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the last two years.
Ten schools’ finals games will be played on the pitch at Deepdale, with games ranging from U11s to U16s, in Years 7 to 11, from high schools across Preston. Finals will include girls, boys and mixed matches.
Entry is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, with a programme – sponsored by Evolve Document Solutions – also available for £1, with all funds raised going back into the Preston Schools’ FA and its eight district teams for next season.
Schools’ Finals Day is led by Paul Whelan of Sherwood Primary School, Preston Schools’ FA Chairman, and Stuart Horn of Corpus Christi High School, Preston Schools’ FA Secretary, with the support of Preston North End and Preston North End Community and Education Trust.
Former Preston North End goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly Junior is kindly sponsoring the Player of the Match award for each final on the day, while Fulwood Amateurs U18s are sponsoring referees.
Supporters can enter via turnstiles one to four in the Sir Tom Finney Stand from 8.45am.
Those wishing to stay for the Preston North End Women’s FC vs Hindley Women’s Junior fixture will be required to leave the stadium by 5pm at the latest, with the stadium later re-opening to supporters at 5.30pm for the women’s team fixture.
A full list of matches taking place on the day can be found below.
9am, U11 girls: Fulwood St Peter’s vs Brockholes Wood
Dick, Kerr Ladies U11 Girls Shield
Sponsor: Longsands Lynx JFC
9am, U12 girls: Archbishop Temple vs Broughton High
Melissa Smith Shield
Sponsor: Cadley FC
9.40am, U14 girls: St Cecilia’s High School vs Broughton High
Sponsor: Myerscough JFDC
9.40am, U16 girls: Archbishop Temple vs Our Lady’s
Sponsor: Phillip Whelan in memory of Sean Haslegrave
10.50am, U11 mixed: Fulwood St Peter’s vs Cottam
Harold Slater Shield
Sponsor: Preston Supporter’s Collective
10.50am, U12 boys: Ashton High vs Corpus Christi
Mick Baxter Cup
Sponsor: Jo Harwood in memory of Peter Harwood
12 noon, U13 boys: Fulwood High vs Longridge High
Jack May Cup
Sponsor: John Peacock of Guild Scaffolding
1.10pm, U14 boys: Longridge High vs Broughton High
William Dawson Cup
Sponsor: Rob Batty of Ashton Joinery
2.20pm, U15 boys: Fulwood High vs Our Lady’s High
3.30pm, U16 boys: Longridge High vs Broughton High
Sponsor: Daryl Collinson of Naze Lane Garage