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.

ESFA Internationals, International Football

England Centenary Shield matches and how you can be a part of them…

The ESFA has an exciting opportunity to offer…

The ESFA want to go out to tender for the opportunity to sponsor this season’s international England home-match coverage. We expect this coverage to be largely watched by the U18 age group target market, as well as their families and friends. Last season’s coverage has had almost 4,000 views via YouTube and the 2017 coverage reached almost 11,000 views.

Streaming Success

In 2018 our National final videos reached over 23k views and we now boast over 2k subscribers to the YouTube channel, ESFA TV. Thousands of people regularly view our lives streams and this would be the perfect chance for the right organisation to showcase their support for schools’ football by sponsoring the match coverage, also providing a captive audience as par for the course.


The ESFA would provide promotion of sponsors via social media as well as within the online coverage. Boasting a strong social media presence, particularly on twitter, the ESFA are able to help sponsors reach large audiences through this activity.

The ESFA’s international programme is consistently the highest performing topic across all media platforms and uptake has been especially high this season, we anticipate that this is likely to also have an impact on viewing figures when it comes to the live coverage. There will be two home matches again this year, one on 8 March at Slough Town FC and the other on 5 April at Redditch United FC. We are very keen to be able to once again provide high quality coverage of these matches and urge anyone who thinks their organisation may benefit as a direct result of this, to contact us for further details.

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Please contact Sarah.Kearney via email ,  for more information and prices.