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With over 360 primary schools, Birmingham Local Education Authority is the largest of its kind in the country. 


Each primary school is allocated to one of Birmingham's seven districts and pupils are only permitted to represent the district within which they are educated. 

However, once a year district rivalries are placed to one side as the best year 6 footballers in Birmingham wear the colours of the Second City for a one off game. 

For close to a decade, the boys BPSFA team have played Leeds Schools' FA during October half-term.

This annual game has been played in memory of Bernard Day who passed away in 2014. The hugely missed former Sutton Coldfield teacher was a stalwart of Birmingham district football and an inspiration to many. 

While the boys of Birmingham play against Leeds in their annual 'county game', the girls play a different district from across the country each season. 

Like the boys, the team is made up of the best female year 6 footballers from all corners of Birmingham. 

For one day only, seven districts unite to form one team - and what a team! 

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The BPSFA girls of 2017/18 prior to their game with Woking Schools' FA at Hollyfield Club, Erdington. The enthralling game ended in a draw, with both teams attacking in large numbers during the eight-goal extravaganza. 

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In 2018/19 the boys of the Second City locked horns with Leeds and came out victorious, winning 4-1 to retain the Bernard Day Memorial Cup.  

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