An Ipswich primary school is celebrating after its girls' football team booked a place to a national final. 

The U11 girls' football team from Dale Hall Community Primary School are now in the final 24 of the Pokémon Cup.

It is the largest primary-aged schools’ cup competition nationally and gathers 5,000 school teams and more than 50,000 children from across the country.

The top 24 teams will have the opportunity to travel to the national finals in May, where the champions will be crowned.

The Ipswich school team represented Suffolk and played against the top schools from Inner London, Sussex and Middlesex.

Progressing through their group, the team then had to battle it out with Kent and Buckinghamshire.

Ipswich Star: Jack Bolton, the teacher in charge of the team, SuppliedJack Bolton, the teacher in charge of the team, Supplied (Image: Supplied)

Jack Bolton, the teacher in charge of the team, said: "We are extremely proud of the girls representing our school and the county at the regional finals.

“They have achieved beyond expectations time and time again and really do have a never give up attitude.

“To be down to the last 24 teams in the country is an outstanding achievement. We are looking forward to the nationals in May!"