A LOCAL school football team is vying for national success.

Lacewood Primary School, in Bolton-upon-Dearne, have so far this year won both the Pokemon Cup in South Yorkshire and the Don and Dearne-focused Totty Cup.

With these wins under their belt, the team of year six students - all aged ten or 11 - are looking to make a national name for themselves, and managed to represent South Yorkshire at Liverpool FC’s academy back in March.

Chris Brook, who organises the Totty Cup, told the Chronicle: “They’re an exceptional team who’ve got so far.

“I think this new national push will really build up the side.

“The staff are spectacular and the children’s parents have all been really supportive

“It’s one of those teams where these players will be remembered for years.

“Hopefully they do well nationally and then they’ll be an even more remarkable team.”

These football champions have been nominated as Young Sports Team at this year’s Young Champions for their continued dedication and success.

Ross Edwards, who coaches the team, told the Chronicle: “I’ve seen this team come together over a few years now. The key is that they all play together outside of school, which makes my job a lot easier. They’re obsessed and football mad, but they’re also nice kids who carry on doing well in school.

“The kids are doing really well.”