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ESFA National Finals at Stoke City

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming National Finals at Stoke City FC in May

The ESFA is delighted to be returning to Stoke City’s stadium in May, for six days of National Finals, where 22 teams will be crowned National Champions for 2022. The fixtures will feature both girls’ & boys’ finals from U11 – U18 and a mixture of representative District & County finals and Schools’ Cup Finals. The ESFA Men & Women’s U18 Super League Finals will also take place during the course of the events


You can see the full fixture schedule for the National Finals at SCFC below:

Show your support

Tickets are available for all fixtures via the ESFA’s events page on their website. Entry to the stadium is completely free of charge for all spectators, but the ESFA is monitoring crowd numbers with ticket orders, therefore please place an order for tickets for anyone over the age of 18 attending the finals

Other ways to watch

All ESFA National Finals at Stoke City FC will be streamed live via the ESFA’s YouTube channel, ESFA TV. Each final will feature full commentary and provide a great viewing experience for all those supporters who are unable to travel to the stadium.

The coverage will also feature a Player of the Match vote for every match, hosted on the ESFA’s Twitter account (@schoolsfootball) 10 minutes prior to full time.

The ESFA is delighted to be returning to stadium events for National Finals in 2022 and hope to welcome a number of spectators along to the event to cheer on this season’s finalists as they complete their schools’ football season.

Further updates

Keep an eye on the ESFA’s social channels across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to watch the build-up to the upcoming finals – just follow @schoolsfootball on all platforms

ESFA National Finals

ESFA U11 Primary Finals Announced

The ESFA U11 7v7 Inter-School Primary Cup Finals are to take place at the CBS Arena, Coventry on Friday 6 May 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena

The English Schools’ FA will be heading to Coventry on Friday 6th May to host this season’s ESFA U11 7v7 Inter-School Cup Finals.

24 primary school teams from across the country will descend on Coventry to play in a series of fixtures, before National Champions are announced at the end of the day. Eight National Finalists have qualified for each of the three competitions, all of which have competed in and won District, County and Regional rounds in each of their respective competitions.

The matches will kick off from12pm on Friday 6 May, with the gates opening from 10:30am. Entry to all spectators is free and match day programmes will be available. A refreshment kiosk will be open for the purchase of hot and cold snacks and refreshments.

National Finalists 2022:

School Teams:

County SFARegionCounty Winners School Name
DurhamNorth (runner up)Emmaville Primary School
LancashireNorth (winner)Holland Moor Primary School
StaffordshireMidlands (winner)Oldfields Hall Middle School
WarwickshireMidlands (runner up)Kings Norton Primary School
GloucestershireSouth West (winner)Richard Pate School
DorsetSouth West (runner up)Talbot Primary School
HertfordshireSouth East (winner)Manor Lodge School,
KentSouth East (runner up)St Marys Catholic Primary School

Girls’ Cup

County SFANational FinalCounty Winners School Name
NorthumberlandNorth (winner)Winsford High Street Primary School
CheshireNorth (runner up)Valley Gardens Middle School 
Humberside Midlands (Winner)Willerby Carr Lane Primary School
West Midlands Midlands (runners-up) Calshot Primary School
DevonSouth West (winner)Sherwell Valley Primary School
WiltshireSouth West (runner up)Red Oaks Primary School
KentSouth East (winner)Days Lane
SurreySouth East (runner up)Pirbright School

Small Schools’ Cup

County SFANational FinalsCounty Winners School Name
CheshireNorth (runner up)High Legh Primary School
Greater ManchesterNorth (winner)Our Lady Of Mount Carmel RC
HerefordshireMidlands (winner)Kingsland CE Primary School
LeicestershireMidlands (runner up)St Andrew’s Primary School
GloucestershireSouth West (winner)Sharpness Primary School
BerkshireSouth West (runner up)Braywick Court School
SussexSouth East (runner up)St Margarets
KentSouth East (winner)St Paul’s Church of England Primary School

How to attend this event:

Tickets will be free of charge and only require booking for adults over 18. There is also an option available to make a donation to the English Schools’ FA.

Please click below to order your tickets for this exciting event – and the first National Finals of the 21/22 season

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