The Huddersfield Town Foundation have launched their Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Competition for 2020.

Focusing on Key Stages 1 and 2, this year’s competition has the theme of ‘Ambition’ and asks children to write a poem exploring what it means to dream big for themselves and the world around them.

The competition was launched nationally on Monday 3 February and entries will be accepted until Friday 20 March. Children do not need to be part of a Town Foundation Premier League Primary Stars school to enter – it is open to anyone!

As children prepare for the competition, Town Foundation coaches will use Premier League Writing Stars materials in schools, which ask students to explore questions and topics such as:

  • The importance of self-belief and confidence;
  • The qualities of ambitious people close to home and throughout history; and
  • Their own dreams and hopes for the future.

There will be 10 regional winners of the competition, who will receive an invitation to a celebration event held in May. Additionally, their poems will feature in an illustrated book of Premier League Writing Stars poems.

There will also be a top national prize, with the national winner receiving a school visit from the Premier League Trophy and an exclusive poetry workshop delivered by a leading children’s author or poet.

The first 500 schools to submit entries nationally will be in with the chance of winning bags of poetry books for their students.

In speaking of the competition, the Town Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars Manager, Debbie Barry commented:

“The theme of this year’s competition leaves lots to be explored by our aspiring poets.

There are so many ambitious individuals in society today acting as role models for our young people. From professional sportsmen and women, environmentalists and YouTube bloggers, we are all encouraged to dream big.

We are expecting submissions to be incredibly varied. Good luck to those who are taking part!”

Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Teaching materials cover subjects from English and Maths to PE. Learning is connected to the real world of sport, which helps to enthuse students in tackling challenging subjects.

For further information on Premier League Primary Stars or to express interest for the 2020/21 academic year, please contact Debbie Barry at or 01484 503773.