SCHOOLBOYS from Huddersfield are set to compete at the Theatre of Dreams.

Youngsters from Meltham CE Primary School have battled through to a junior football final at Manchester’s famous Old Trafford ground.

The under 11 team will represent Huddersfield Town in the Npower Community Cup National Final after they won a tournament at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground.

Meltham earned the right to play for the Terriers after beating Moorlands Primary School 2 – 0 during the half-time interval of the Town’s game against Oldham Athletic last February.

Ten teams competed in the Sheffield based Northern Finals last week.

Meltham's group included schools representing other League 1 teams including Notts County, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday, Peterborough and Walsall.

The top two teams from each group qualified for the semi-finals and Meltham won their spot at Old Trafford by defeating Walsall in the final.

Huddersfield Town’s football development and community officer, Nigel Thewlis, said: “Everyone at the club is thrilled that Meltham has made it to the national final – they are representing Huddersfield Town with pride and commitment and we would like to congratulate them on their achievement.

“Not many 10 and eleven-year-olds can boast they have played at grounds such as our own, Hillsborough and Old Trafford but soon these lads can do just that and it’s thoroughly deserved.

“Best of luck to the school.”

The game will be played over the weekend of the Football League play-offs at the end of the season.

Meltham’s team consisted of captain Alfie Copley, top scorer Jordan Williams, Cavan Howarth, Nathan Beaumont, George Sykes-Kenworthy, Liam Rose, James Hughes and Charlie Horncastle. They were managed by deputy head Julian Rose.

Meltham CE Primary School has also signed up to Huddersfield Town’s brand new schools partnership, which will provide them with support sessions, sports equipment and coaching days free of charge courtesy of Town’s community department.

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