ESFA Internationals, International Football, Sponsors and Partners

Our England U18 Schoolboys’ get the Panini sticker treatment

Digital England U18 Schoolboys’ Panini stickers 

Everyone remembers being a pupil at school sitting on the edge of your seat, eyes on the clock, waiting for the lunch bell to ring to either let all your friends see how amazing your Panini sticker collection is or to search the lunch hall high and low in pursuit of a potential swap deal for that one elusive Messi, Pelé or Rooney. Whether you were collecting the 1986 Mexico World Cup album or last year’s 2018 Russian World Cup album we have all been there, for me it was the 2006 Germany World Cup and a star filled England team with the likes of Beckham and a young Rooney, plus three ex-ESFA England Schoolboys’ Joe Cole,  Jermain Defoe and Michael Owen!


Like collecting every footballing superstars’ sticker we all liked to imagine having our own Panini sticker, in the England strip and representing the county – well, for our England U18 Schoolboys’ that dream recently became a reality! Thanks to our friends over at Panini UK HQ, all 18 squad members have their own digital Panini sticker created, detailing each players height, weight, position, squad number and county team.

Labled Panini Sticker

Check out the social media reaction –

Thanks to Panini UK the 2018/19 England Schoolboys’ have kicked of their England U18 Schoolboys’ experience with memories to cherish already and hopefully it will be the first of many Panini stickers to come in their footballing career.  


Contact Panini UK

Twitter: @OfficialPanini

Instagram: @paniniukofficial

Facebook: ‘Panini UK’


ESFA Internationals, International Football, Sponsors and Partners

ESFA Sponsors, Partners and the international programme

ESFA Sponsors, Partners and the incredible behind the scenes support for the international programme

Off the back of the two recent kit presentations to the ESFA’s England squads, a team training session and an international friendly match, both the England Schoolgirls’ and England Schoolboys’ squads are making memories to cherish already. It takes a good team behind you to make all these experiences possible and for both international programmes, the ESFA are well supported by a number of great partners including Pendle Sportswear, inspiresport, Pass4Soccer, 33 Creative, 353 Photography and UCFB. 


Pendle Sportswear lead the way in designing, manufacturing and supplying the official 2018/19 ESFA England kit. Check it out –

Home Royal White and Blue Kit –

Away Sky White Kit – 

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Goalkeeper Yellow/Black Kit –

Pendle also offer a number of discounts and opportunities for deals on their sportswear and equipment to ESFA schools – you can contact them directly for more information.


Courtesy of our partners inspiresport, the U15 England Schoolgirls’ will be jetting of to Eindhoven for some good team building and special training camps ahead of the April. Similarly, the U18 Boys will also be heading off on tour to Milan with inspiresport for an intense training session ahead of their Centenary Shield fixtures!


33 Creative are hugely supportive with everything brand-related, from pens and banners to digital logos and web graphics. 33 Creative are directly involved in designing and producing this season’s England programmes – just take look at last weekends England V Australia programme – 


Our official ESFA photographer, 353 Photography works very closely within the schools football community, crossing the county far and wide, all the while providing high quality action shots and match reports. 353 Photography will be involved in capturing all the footballing memories for our England squads, here is some of his top work so far –  

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The team at PASS4Soccer have worked closely with ESFA students for a large number of years and have the experience and knowledge to guide students currently within ESFA affiliated schools when seeking Higher Education soccer scholarships in the USA. PASS4Soccer this international season have attended both the 15 girls and 18 boys trials, holding talks with players and parents explaining Scholarship pathway opportunities to studying and playing in the USA.


UCFB, a relatively new partner of the ESFA, are now firmly set as our Foundation Partner for Higher Education and are keen to be get involved with the international programme. In fact, so keen that they’re putting a squad together to face our England Schoolboys directly on the pitch at not one, but two venues. 9 February sees the England Schoolboys V UCFB in Manchester at the Belle Vue Sports Village with a 2pm KO and 2 March sees England Schoolboys v UCFB students from their Wembley campus – date and time TBC. Stay tuned on our social media for further updates and announcements.

Get your brand involved with our England programmes… 

We are still looking for a broadcasting sponsor for live streaming of the England U18’s home Centenary Shield matches – read more here to see how you can get involved.

You can also follow the link here and see how you can get your brand behind our England programme. Contact our PR & Communications Executive, Sarah Kearney at for more information.