Aaron Mokoena Calls on Schools to Join npower Football League Kids Cup

By Npower, PRNE
Sunday, September 19, 2010

LONDON, September 20, 2010 - Aaron Mokoena of Portsmouth FC has unveiled the new npower Football
League Kids Cup competition, a six-a-side competition for teams of mixed
under 11s designed to nurture a new generation of football stars and
encourage healthy competition amongst kids.

Alongside the Kids Cup, npower will also be supporting a similar
competition for teams of under 13 girls titled the npower Football League
Girls Cup.

Aaron is encouraging schools to sign up for both cups by entering their
local competition, in the hopes of winning the chance to represent the club
at the regional, and then later area and national phases of the competitions.

The best sides will then battle it out in front of thousands of fans
before one of The Football League's showpiece finals.

Clare McDougall, npower's head of Education and Community, commented:

"npower is really pleased to be supporting the involvement of children in
sport from an early age - a key component of our sponsorship of The Football
League. Encouraging a bit of healthy competition amongst kids is great for
building their self-confidence and who knows, we may even be nurturing a few
future pro players too."

Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said:

"The npower Football League Kids Cup and Girls Cup are fantastic ways of
encouraging schoolchildren to take part in competitive sport as well as
offering them the chance of a lifetime to play in front of thousands of

The npower Football League Kids Cup (
was formerly known as The Football League Community Cup. The road to the
Finals starts in September with each Football League club organising a
competition for all local schools wishing to take part. The finals of the U11
Cup will be played prior to the npower Football League Play-Off Finals. The
U13 Girls Cup will be played prior to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final.

The Football League encourages clubs, if weather permits, to play the
final of their local competition at their home ground before a first team
game. The winners of that competition then go on to represent the club in the
regional, area and national phases of the competition, where they will face
schools representing other League clubs.

Each year more than 2,500 schools take part in the two competitions. Last
season, Overton Grange School (representing Crystal Palace) lifted the U13
Girls Cup, whilst Folville Junior School (representing Leicester City) lifted
the U11's cup in the Championship section, Gateway School (representing
Wycombe Wanderers) lifted the cup in the League 1 section and Mudeford Junior
School (representing AFC Bournemouth) lifted the cup in the League 2 section.

In addition to activity at local clubs, Sky Sports' newest presenter Ben
will be launching the national competitions later this month,
encouraging kids and schools nationwide to sign up.

Notes to Editors

About npower (www.npower.com/web/about_npower/)

npower is one of the UK's largest electricity suppliers (
www.npower.com/web/At_home/electricity_and_gas/Products/index.htm) and
has 6.6 million customer accounts across the UK.

npower sponsors the npower football league (

npower has been awarded platinum status in Business in the Community's CR
Index and is one of twenty-nine companies to have achieved the CommunityMark
since its launch. All CommunityMark achievers have been recognised for
demonstrating excellence in their holistic and strategic approach to
community investment.

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