ESFA launches Hotshots 2023/24- The ESFA’s Intra-School Campaign

ESFA Hotshots Intra-School Football Campaign is back for 2023-24 and taking part could result in your school winning up to £1500! Register your school’s interest by filling out our simple registration form.

Hotshots is all about intra-school football. The project’s aim is to get as many young people as possible playing schools’ football and to build on the success of the campaign since its conception in 2021, which has seen over 80,000 young people taking part so far.

The ESFA is able to incentivise this activity, so that each school that signs up and organises intra-school football during the 23/24 school year will be entered into a prize draw, with the possibility of winning a £1,500 cash prize in their relevant category.

We know that thousands of schools across England are already running intra-school football, whether this inter house football or a kickabout on the field at lunchtime, you can submit this activity as part of the ESFA Hotshots campaign. The beauty of this campaign is that most schools are already running this activity as a part of the every day school day – and now they can be rewarded for doing just that!

The ESFA has put together a short guide for schools, providing some helpful information on how to plan intra-school football activity – whether it’s playing on a playground, on a field with jumpers for goal posts, or a 3G pitch. The guide also highlights how the prize draw will work and will provide a date structure for schools to plan activity around. You can download this below:

Register your interest and submit your activity

To register your interest in this season’s ESFA hotshots campaign, please fill out the short survey below and be added to the mailing list to receive reminders and ideas on how to run Intra-School activity in your school.


Already running intra-school football at your school? Submit this activity via the form below and be added into the prize draw for a chance to win £1500 for your school.



The ESFA has created a Hotshots certificate to reward individual participation, as well as a suite of social media assets which schools can download and share across their own channels.

All ESFA assets, including terms & conditions for the prize draws are available on the dedicated Hotshots webpage.

The ESFA is keen to track the Hotshots progress across England via social media and will be encouraging schools to post about their activity, tagging @schoolsfootball on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and using the hashtag #ESFAHotshots

Good luck to all the schools and pupils taking part in this season’s Hotshots activity

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