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ESFA & Panini – Winning Football Shirt Design

ESFA & Panini announce Winner in the Road to UEFA Euro 2020™ Adrenalyn XL™ football shirt design competition

Through the ESFA and Panini’s ongoing partnership, earlier this year primary schools in the Midlands were invited to register for some Road to UEFA Euro 2020™ Adrenalyn XL™ trading card goodies for their school, including worksheets with a competition to design a football shirt. Registered schools had the chance to win a £1,000 Pendle sports vouchers for the school and £50 voucher for the winning pupil, along with a presentation assembly from Panini.

Following a difficult judging process, the ESFA and Panini are delighted to announce that Darley Dale Primary School in Derbyshire produced the winning entry thanks to Holly, from Year 3.

The ESFA judges were delighted with the quality of entries submitted from all participating schools and found the level of work that went into each of them was impressively high. We thoroughly enjoyed looking through the submissions during the judging process.

We would like to thank Holly and her fellow pupils from Darley Dale Primary School, as well as all the other schools within the region, for taking the time to enter this competition and providing us with such fantastic examples of artistic design by young students.

If you would like to follow in Darley Dale Primary School’s footsteps and have the chance to enter further ESFA and Panini competitions, simply register your primary school via the link below – you’ll get the chance to win £2,000 cash for your school, over 140 Panini goodies for your pupils plus much more!


National Competitions, The World of Schools' Football

The ESFA Super League is here…

ESFA U18 National Cup Competitions just got Super…

In a change to the former U18 National Cup menu, the ESFA have introduced the first ever U18 Super League competitions for boys and girls.

The new set of competitions are designed for those schools, colleges and private providers which offer a football academy or development programme at sixth form level. In a bold new step for the ESFA, these competitions now mean the U18 offering is fully inclusive of all establishments offering programmes allowing students to benefit from regular football training, strength & conditioning and possibly analysis sessions – meaning we are once again increasing participation within National Cup settings.

The competitions, which pupils in years 11, 12 and 13 are eligible to enter are based on the Champions League format, beginning with a group phase, followed by knockout competition after Christmas. The National Final will be held during May at a Premier League or Championship stadium, where the two finalists in each competition will compete to be crowned National Super League Champions.

The ESFA are delighted to be able to open up their competition offer to include organisations outside of traditional ‘schools’ or ‘colleges’ in a bid to create an incredible level of competition for teams across England.

For more information on how to enter (if you haven’t already!), either read the full details here, call the National Competitions Department on 01785 785970 or email them directly at Competitions@schoolsfa.com