Orchards Junior School football talents are celebrating national glory.
The year six pupils were crowned Premier League Primary Stars champions at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux home.
Orchards came through a number of regional tournaments to win the right to represent Brighton & Hove Albion in the national competition.
Each of the 20 teams that made it through to the Premier League Primary Stars final stage played as a team from the top flight.
Worthing-based Orchards, flying the flag for Brighton, came up against Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham and Chelsea in the group stages.
Orchards would secure a semi-final spot without tasting defeat.
They drew with Chelsea and beat Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham.
Manchester United stood between Orchards and a place in the final.
It proved to be a tense fixture, but it was team representing Brighton for the day who came through on penalties.
Orchards met Newcastle in the final and it was the Sussex-based would go on to become Premier League Primary Stars champions.
This was a fantastic achievement for these promising prospects from Worthing and surrounding areas.
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