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Longbenton High School to represent Foundation at Premier League Enterprise Challenge Play-Off

Pupils from Longbenton High School have won the chance to represent Newcastle United at this year’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge Play-Offs having beaten four other schools to the opportunity.

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge, is the national competition element of the Premier League’s enterprise programme which began in 2009 and which is run in partnership with Sport Relief. The Challenge sees Year 9 and 10 students set a football business-related task by Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore, which this season asked groups to come up with initiatives to encourage diversity and make going to a match the most enjoyable experience.

32 Premier League and English Football League clubs have entered this year’s Challenge and will be represented at six Play-Off events in January. These Play-Off’s will be taking place at Liverpool FC’s Stadium, Anfield, the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City FC and St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton FC’s ground.

‘I can’t believe we won! I am that shocked I think I am going to faint!’ said team member Kiercan Chilton

‘All of the groups done exceptionally well today and I was very impressed with their ideas although the winning team have an idea I think would work very well and is something I wanted to implement when I owned the club.  The idea of working with the elderly would work on a social and business level.’ added Sir John Hall who was on the judging panel, alongside John Devine from Muckle LLP and Steve Swinyard from Newcastle United.

Pupils from Longbenton High School will be competing in the Play-Off at Anfield, Liverpool on 9th January 2018.

 


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