Entries for the 2020/21 National Cup Competitions are now open
The ESFA are delighted to announce that entries for schools and associations to take part in National Cup competitions for the 2020/21 season are now open.
Schools and Associations can now log in to their online accounts, update their information and choose which competitions they would like to enter for the new season, which the ESFA plans to begin in November 2020.
The ESFA have not altered the programme of activity available for schools’ football teams to take part in for the coming season, providing schools and associations with our huge range of footballing competitions to take part in from November 2020.
Competitions entry will remain open until Friday 18 September and the ESFA anticipate that draws will be live on the website from w/c 5 October. It is the ESFA’s intention for competitions to begin in November 2020.
Following The FA’s guidance that was issued in July regarding the return of ‘grassroots’ and schools’ football in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ESFA has created a bank of resources, available on their website, which can be referred to regarding the completion of risk assessments and general advice regarding the return to schools’ football.
On Monday 1 September, the Department of Education also released guidance on the return of recreational team sport, meaning that subject to FA guidance and risk assessments being followed, inter-school football is permitted to take place.
The ESFA is hopeful that the season will be able to begin and run smoothly and safely from November and those schools who are taking part will be kept up to date with any changes in Government guidance that may affect competitions throughout the season as and when necessary.
If your school hasn’t received an email with details on how to enter National Cup competitions for 2020/21, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The ESFA are very much looking forward to hosting the coming season of Schools’ Football.
For ESFA Schools’ Cup registration go to www.esfa.co.uk/schools
For Association affiliation go to www.esfa.co.uk/associations