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ESFA launch new Player Engagement campaign

The English Schools’ Football Association is launching a new player engagement campaign this week to increase the amount of input their players have in the decisions they make. The Association will aim to use this feedback to make decisions on a national level that directly benefits the pupils participating in ESFA activity.

As part of the Association’s ongoing mission to seek out feedback from players who take part in ESFA activity, they would like to invite players to answer the following question.

How has being able to take part in schools’ football after the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns and restrictions benefitted you?

The ESFA is asking players to write a short paragraph as to why they think schools’ football has benefited them, whether this is representing their school, their district or their county and to discuss their favourite schools’ football moments so far. Players can use the ESFA’s “15 benefits of schools’ football” poster below for inspiration – maybe there’s a particular benefit that they have experienced since the return of schools’ football for 21/22?

The ESFA will be choosing their favourite answers from children across the country and giving these players the opportunity to submit video content of their answers which will then be used as part of the ESFA’s online Player Engagement campaign. Player videos will feature here on and across the ESFA’s social media channels.

To get involved, schools’ football players will need their teacher or team manager to email their written submissions to no later than Friday 19th November. There is no limit to the number of submissions per school or Association.

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