Welwyn Hatfield schools on the ball for the World Cup

WORLD Cup fever is coming this summer – but for youngsters in Welwyn Hatfield, it will be here sooner than that.

For 16 schools are taking part in a themed football tournament.

The event – being backed by the Welwyn Hatfield Times – takes place on Saturday, May 8 at the Herts Sports Village.

And our editor Terry Mitchinson and Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper Steven Arnold, who’s from Welham Green, were on hand at the university venue on Wednesday to conduct the all-important draw.

The 16 schools have each been allocated a country to represent – covering some of the nations competing in South Africa.

They’ve been drawn into four groups, and will play round-robin before the knockout stages.

You can find out who your school has been drawn against in this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out now.