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ESFA open National Schools’ Cup Competition entries for the 2023/24 Season

The English Schools’ Football Association have opened entries for their National Schools’ Cup Competitions for the 2023/24 season!

The ESFA’s ever-growing portfolio of competitions attract over 16,000 teams to enter each season and cover all age groups from U11-U18. National Competitions are at the very heart of what the ESFA has to offer, in creating thousands of opportunities for children to play schools’ football at a National level.

Just under 10,000 fixtures were played across last season’s Schools’ Cup competitions with the tournaments running from September until May, making it the biggest Schools’ Cup season ever. Each season culminates with a period of National Finals, in which finalists travel to various prestigious football stadia across England to compete to be crowned champions of England in their respective competitions. 

Recap on the 2023 National Final events below:
PlayStation Schools’ Cup 2023
Stoke City FC 2023

The ESFA prides itself in being able to showcase the abilities of the top players and teams, but also offers a variety of categories of competition that will be appropriate for differing levels of ability.

For season 2022/23 the ESFA introduced six new girls’ competitions to expand their portfolio of girls’ schools’ football competitions. These additional six competitions added a further 485 entries to the season total, equating to approximately 7,200 more girls taking part across England. The ESFA is delighted to announce that 4 of these new competitions have been added to the ESFA’s standard portfolio of competitions for the 23/24 season.

Go to to login and register your teams and check the competitions available for each age group. If you require your schools’ login details or have any queries in regards to competitions, please contact

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