ESFA National Finals

ESFA Boys U18 Elite Schools’& College Final at Ewood Park -Balby Carr Community Academy V Hartpury College



Almost 120 schools and colleges from across England entered the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) U18 Elite Schools’ & Colleges’ Cup this season and on Tuesday 26 March 2019, the two remaining National Finalists will battle it out to become National Champions at Blackburn Rovers’ fantastic Ewood Park venue.

Our fnalist Balby Carr Community and Hartpury College have progressed through seven previous rounds of the competition, will partake in this last fixture to decide which team will become National Champions! More on both teams route to the final coming soon… 

Blackburn Rovers FC have been kind enough to stage an ESFA National Final for the third consecutive year at Ewood Park and the ESFA will be looking to welcome spectators along to cheer on the finalists for their last 90 minutes of the 2018-19 season, in what is sure to be a show of elite footballing skill.

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Darren Alcock, ESFA National Competitions Manager said ‘The atmosphere in the stadium makes all the difference to the players on the pitch and whilst we do all we can to create a fantastic match-day experience for them, we rely on supporters and the public to create a real buzz around the Final. Schools from the local area will be invited to attend, with special discounted rates of entry and Blackburn Rovers season ticket holders can also claim free entry for the match. We hope to welcome along as many spectators as possible to enjoy the event’

Entry will be charged on arrival at Ewood park at a rate of £4/adult and free of charge for all students under 18. Hospitality packages for the event are available to purchase and via the ESFA Event page.

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The ESFA are delighted that, for the third season, all National Finals will once again be streamed live online via the ESFA YouTube channel – meaning those supporters who are unable to make the event can still keep up with all the action live and direct to their mobile device.



The ESFA would like to thank Blackburn Rovers once again for hosting another National Final and are looking forward to announcing the two teams that will get the opportunity to play at the fantastic Ewood Park Stadium in 2019.

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