About Us

About the ESFA

The English Schools’ FA (ESFA) is the National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.  Established in 1904, the ESFA now runs over 40 National Schools’ & Colleges’ cup competitions for boys and girls, as well as County and District Association representative teams. The ESFA also runs two highly successful international squads for U18 boys and U15 girls.

The ESFA are currently providing opportunities to over 73,282 participating teams in England.

Information gathered by the English Schools’ FA in season 2017-2018

The ESFA’s ethos is based on that of an educational establishment. We provide opportunities for players to progress and develop within football and education in England and reward those that choose to remain in further education with opportunities to continue to play at high levels.

The charity is continuously looking to develop, govern and showcase the sport of football in schools in an increasingly effective, fresh, engaging and dynamic way, appealing to parents, pupils, teachers and investors alike.

Find out all you need to know about our Association here:

ESFA Council

ESFA Competition Honours

ESFA Diary Dates

History of the Association

Honorary Auditors



Structure & Function