Each season The Football League organises two cup competitions for junior footballers from schools across the country, with the finals being played in the build-up to some of the biggest matches of the domestic season.
The npower Football League Girls Cup is one of those competitions, the other being the npower Football League Kids Cup
The npower Football League Girls Cup competition comprises of a six-a-side competition for U13 girls that culminates in a grand final prior to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium in April. Last season, All Hallows School, representing Aldershot Town, beat Whitby High School, representing Tranmere, to lift the trophy.
The road to the Finals starts when the new school term starts. Each Football League club organises a local competition for all local schools wishing to take part.The winners of those local competitions then go on to represent the club in the Area, Regional and National phases of the competition, where they will face schools representing other League clubs.
The Football League understands that the glory of appearing before a National Final is great for everyone involved. However, at every stage, there are some great prizes for schools to win, such as tickets, team kits and footballs. In addition, medals, trophies and certificates will be awarded so that participants can remember their achievement of taking part in one of the country's largest national football competitions.
To find out more about how your school can participate in the 2012/13 Kids Cup please click here