The groups for the ESFA U18 Super League have been drawn and are now live and available to view on our website here!
As the ESFA U18 Super League moves into it’s 4th year, the competition continues to be a top-quality offer from the Association, designed for those schools colleges and private providers which offer a football academy or development programme at sixth form level. Launched at the start of the 2019/20 season, these competitions expand the ESFA’s U18 offering, inclusive of all establishments that provide programmes allowing students to benefit from regular football training, strength & conditioning and analysis sessions.
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 and 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 2021/22 U18 Super League season was a brilliant advert for the competition, with close games throughout the group stages and a thrilling knockout phase that decided the two sets of finalists. The National Finals were hosted at Stoke City FC in May 2022 and were fiercely contested between Brooke House College and London Nautical School for the Men and Park View School and AFC Sudbury for the Women. You can view these finals in full on our YouTube channel below.
For the 2022/23 season, ESFA handbooks and information emails will be distributed to participating schools and teams in the coming days, with full information on competition rules. Deadline dates for planning fixtures in the 2022/23 season can be found here. Competing Team Managers should be sure to add these dates to their diary, ready to begin arranging fixtures with drawn opponents for any point prior to the stated dates.
The ESFA is encouraging teams to share match footage, goals, results and posts celebrating their schools’ football season via their social media channels. Teams, schools, players and fans can tag @schoolsfootball across Twitter, instagram and Facebook using the #ESFASuperleauge hashtag for the Association to share as much action as possible.
The National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.