The World of Schools' Football

ESFA begins search for new digital system

The Association requires a new state of the art digital interface…can your company help?

The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) is the national governing body for schools’ football, providing opportunities for more than 73,000 teams to play extra-curricular football each year. 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. As part of this ambition, the ESFA needs a world-class digital platform that matches its position in the marketplace, and informs, engages and inspires millions more people to fall in love with the schools’ game.

The ESFA is therefore inviting interested parties to tender for the design and delivery of a new digital ecosystem. We’re looking for a collaborative and creative supplier who can support us to develop our systems to be flexible, sustainable and fit for the future. It is vital that this work integrates our operations across the Association.

It is important for us that we adopt an agile, user-led approach to we can place our membership at the heart of developments and ensure that technology enhances our model effectively, meeting our needs in a cost-efficient way.

The tender specification is available on request by emailing, CEO Andrea Chilton directly. 

The deadline for submission is Sunday 10th February – for further information, please also contact Andrea via the link above. 

ESFA Internationals, International Football, The World of Schools' Football

Final U15 Girls’ England Trials This Weekend

Girl power will be in full force, as the remaining trialists show off their skills before the final whistle

The ESFA will end their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in the 2018-2019 Schools’ Football season this weekend in Stafford.

Trials for the ESFA U15 England Schoolgirls’ squad will conclude this weekend when trialists from the North, Midlands, South East and South West of England come together at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park for their final opportunity to earn a place in the 2018-19 England squad.

Participating girls, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, have been whittled down to four regional squads and will now play against each other in their last remaining chance to show why they should be selected for international honours.

The Schedule

Game 1: North v Midlands
1:30pm KO (20 mins)

Game 2: South East v South West
2:00pm KO (20 mins)

Game 3: North v South East
2:30pm KO (20 mins)

Game 4: Midlands v South West
3:00pm KO (20 mins)

Game 5: North v South West
3:30pm KO (20 mins)

Game 6: Midlands v South East
4:00pm KO (20 mins)

Click here to view this season’s regional squads, ahead of Sunday’s final trials.

The international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. They are chosen based upon their talent, following making it through a strict nomination process. Those who are successful in the trials process will go on to represent their country playing in 2019’s Rod Houston Cup, held in Salou, Spain in April.

We would like to wish the very best of luck to all the girls taking part in trials this weekend and look forward to following your progress!