ESFA National Finals

U12 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup – Joint National Champions Crowned

St Francis Xavier’s College and The Toynbee School crowned National Champions in the 2019/20 U12 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup competition.

The English Schools’ FA has declared St Francis Xavier’s College (Liverpool) and The Toynbee School (Eastleigh & Winchester) joint champions of the U12 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup for Season 2019-2020.

The decision has been taken after Covid-19 prematurely ended the season and it was established that it would not be feasible for these teams to participate in this year’s National Final match.

Darren Alcock, ESFA National Competitions Manager said “Players and staff at St Francis Xavier’s College and The Toynbee School have worked incredibly hard to reach this English Schools’ FA Cup Final.  We are very pleased to have reached a resolution for this final which recognises the effort, skill and determination of those involved with both teams.  To be crowned a National Champion is an extremely prestigious honour, so we hope that the players, staff and school communities will enjoy this accolade and we wish the players well in their future football endeavours.” 

Colin French, Head of PE at Toynbee School said “We are extremely proud of these students. They had made the final of the Eastleigh and Winchester Cup and the Hampshire Cup as well as the National Cup Final. Frustratingly, all three finals have been cancelled. 

For a school that removed football from key stage three lessons, our results in fixtures at district and county level have not been affected. This is the most notable achievement in the national cup since our girls’ team won the U14 competition in 2006.”

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