THE future looks incredibly bright for this group of young footballers.

Ravenbank Primary School’s Year Six team have had plenty of success since coming together in year three at both regional and national level.

They have even played on hallowed turf at Goodison Park – home of Premier League giants Everton.

However, as they prepare to move on to high school, have they just scooped their biggest prize yet?

Having beaten off competition from around the region, they earned the right to represent Liverpool FC in a national final hosted by the Premier League.

Whether that tournament will take place due to the current coronavirus outbreak is uncertain, but nevertheless it is a special achievement from a highly promising group of players.

“The team are incredibly talented and have worked hard to qualify for this great event,” said Ravenbank PE teacher Dion Kemp, who has coached the team since Year Three.

“They have always asked to do extra sessions during assembly to make them better, work on their weaknesses and turn them into strengths.

“I’m very proud to be coaching this team. They are going to become better and better as they get older and progress to high school.”

Having played at Goodison Park in Year Three before winning an English Schools competition the following year, success was nothing new to this group before starting this year’s journey.

They won six out of seven games in the St Helens qualifiers without conceding a single goal to progress to regional finals held at Liverpool FC’s academy.

Once again, Ravenbank did not lose a single game to reach the national competition.

Ravenbank Primary School's Year Six football team. Picture by Dave Gillespie