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ESFA release first five benefits of Schools’ Football

The “ESFA 15 Benefits” campaign includes content submitted by schools’ football players, teachers and coaches, showing the positive impact that playing football has had on their lives and experiences

The first five videos, which wil be launched via the ESFA’s social media channels today (@SchoolsFootball) showcase how important and beneficial playing schools’ football can be for school pupils in England.

Videos feature both teachers and pupils from schools across England, sharing their own thoughts and experiences of Schools’ Football and how it has benefitted countless children and teachers in a variety of different ways.

Aside from the wonderful content captured in these videos, the ESFA received a multitude of other feedback from players and teachers on not just the first five, but all 15 benefits of Schools’ Football.

Common themes of feedback include how pupils are able to gather and build confidence in a number of different life skills, that it encourages friendship and a sense of belonging for many pupils, it can help to improve understanding and relationships between pupils and teaching staff and inspire children to push themselves not only at sport, but in their other academic challenges.

The ESFA are delighted to be able to share such positive feedback from those that schools’ football is created for, which in turn validates the benefits which underpin ESFA activities.

Further content on the “ESFA 15 Benefits” will be shared online via the ESFA social channels over the coming weeks, reminding everyone of the importance and joy that schools’ football brings, in the lead up to the 2020/21 season, which is anticipated to start in November 2020.

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