Kingfisher Academy


Kingfisher pupils flag-bearers and ball-children for England match

12 children from Kingfisher Academy were given the honour of being flag-bearers and ball-children for the England U19 team as they faced Belarus U19 in the European U19 Championship Tournament at St George’s Park.

The children were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facility by our FA chaperone, George, who gave us lots of fascinating facts and information about the amazing complex and its facilities. We even got to go into the England senior team dressing room!

England beat Belarus 5-1 and won the overall tournament. The children were a credit to themselves, their families and Kingfisher Academy; some of the players, coaches and even European VIP guests came over to tell us how amazing they thought our children were. George said that our fantastic performance meant that we would definitely be asked to provide children for similar jobs in the future.

The children seemed truly inspired and awestruck by both the surroundings and the skills on display – 10 years down the line maybe they will be playing in that very same tournament…


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