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The ESFA have commissioned a PHD researcher, Adam Dwight, to explore any perceived issues within the association relating to a lack of diversity within the governance and structures. 

For the second phase of Adam’s research, he needs to speak with key stakeholders and members of the organisation – which is where you come in. Adam is keen to speak to anyone involved in schools’ football that has an interest in research and is particularly keen to hear from underrepresented groups, such as women, those from Black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and those with disabilities.

How to get involved

If you think you can help Adam and, as a result, the ESFA, with improving the service they are able to provide to schools’ football, then you can email him directly by clicking here.

Interviews will last no longer than 30 minutes and can be completed by using video call technology to avoid travelling. Anonymity is assured to ensure that all feedback can be frank and honest.

ESFA Internationals, International Football

South West U15 Girls’ Squad Announced

16 girls shone in the South West to be selected to take part in the ESFA’s final trials for the U15 Schoolgirls’ England Squad

The search for the most talented Schools’ footballers in England is now well underway. The ESFA International selectors have already compiled regional squads for the South East and North comprising of talented U15 girls, and last Sunday’s events have now created the latest addition to the regional line up – naming 16 girls to represent the South West.

In order to take part in ESFA International trials, girls should be nominated by their county and then put forward to trial for the U15 England squad. Those players who are successful during the Final Trials will have earned themselves the opportunity to go on represent their country at the Bob Docherty Cup in 2019.

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Clifton College in Bristol hosted the Girls’ U15 South West Trials on Sunday 11 November

Selectors at the South West trials, which took place on Sunday 11 November at Clifton College in Bristol, had the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic level of talent on display from the nominated girls, in order to create the ‘South West’ squad to head on to this season’s final trials.

Lists of all selected girls attending the final trials can be found here – you can view the South West trialists below – 

Name County Name County
SAFFRON O`BRIEN Gloucestershire JASMIN NASSAR Oxfordshire
FREYA JONES Hampshire AIMEE CLAYPOLE Berkshire
EMILY WILSON-WHITE Dorset TALIA SANDERS Oxfordshire
BROOKE ASPIN Somerset GEORGIA  JENKINS Hampshire
CAITLIN YOULES Dorset TIANA GREEN Gloucestershire
BEBE SMITH  Dorset  ELLIE-MAY BELL  Somerset
MIA BRAIN Gloucestershire MEGAN HARPER Berkshire
AMELIA DAVIES Gloucestershire EMILY EDWARDS Somerset 

With only the Midlands squad left to be announced, the final trials are due to be held at Stafford Town FC on Sunday 9 December, where the North, Midlands, South East and South West squads will undergo the final selection process. Those who are successful in these trials will achieve the opportunity to represent England internationally on behalf of the ESFA.

Well done girls!