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49 youngsters enjoy exclusive FIFA 20 #StayAtHome Cup

The eyes of the world have been watching a host of well-known players and special guests go head-to-head in the ePremier League Invitational tournaments over the last month.

But another EA SPORTS FIFA 20 competition gave young people linked to the Premier League Kicks programme the opportunity to enjoy some competitive action while football is on hold.

The ePremier League #StayAtHome Cup had a total of 479 Premier League Kicks participants taking part, among a total of more than 800 players.

With 49 entrants, Norwich City Community Sports Foundation was the most represented of over 60+ equivalent club charitable organisations that took part in the Cup.

Liverpool and Burnley boasted winners in the 13-15 years category, while players from Leyton Orient and Exeter City triumphed in the 16-18 age group.

The two tournaments were able to take place thanks to the support of the Premier League’s lead partner EA SPORTS and operators Battlefy.

“These tournaments are a great way to bring together and provide entertainment to the upcoming generation of FIFA players,” said Sam Turkbas, deputy FIFA competitive gaming commissioner at EA SPORTS.

Both tournaments urged participants to stay home and save lives, as well as encouraging them to take regular breaks from gaming every 45 minutes.

Toby Nickerson, Community Development Manager, said:

“It was really pleasing to see so many young people from our PL Kicks centres in Norfolk take part in the tournament.”

“It’s fantastic to be able to offer our participants unique opportunities like this.”

To find out more about the Kicks programme, click here

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