The journey to the JPL Final for the PSG Academy London

April 29, 2024

Later this week our U13’s from the PSG Academy in London will compete in the highly anticipated Shield Final of the Junior Premier League. It is a remarkable achievement to have competed in such a prestigious tournament and incredible to have made it all the way to the final!

The Junior Premier League is England’s only National league for youth players and is now the largest league in the country. On Saturday the 4th May The Paris Saint-Germain Academy London will compete against North Lancs FC at Macclesfield Football Club for the JPL Shield.

The young players who train in Enfield, North London have followed the PSG methodology throughout their progression in the tournament. This combined with their dedication, hard-work and resilience has led them through this fiercely competitive tournament. Some of these players were the same players who faced PSG Academy teams from around the world in the Paris Saint-Germain Academy World Cup last year! You can read all about Team UK’s debut at this incredible competition here.

Throughout this tournament the players have come up against formidable opponents including; Top Ballerz Academy, Juventus Academy, Sporting Southend FC. They headed into the Semi-Finals after winning against Elite London Academy. After bad weather prevented the first scheduled match against South Gloucestershire RTC, the team headed back to Bristol the following week to compete in the Semi-Finals. It was no easy win, the team were 1-0 down for a while before making a come back with a 2-4 winning result! With the help of parents, supporters and coaches, team work and showcasing their talents they have made it to the final!

We wish all involved the very best of luck for Saturday!