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National Schools’ Football Week is Here!

Welcome to the second National Schools’ Football Week, in association with the PlayStation Schools’ Cup…

…and have we got some treats in store for you!

Monday 4 February

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To celebrate day one of National Schools’ Football Week (SFW) the ESFA are heading to St Bede’s School in Ormskirk to take former Premier League and England player, Stephen Warnock back to where his footballing career started. Warnock, now a media pundit, played at every level of schools’ football representing St Bede’s, his district, his county and ESFA U15 England schoolboys.

We’ll be chatting to Stephen about his experiences and he’ll be put under scrutiny by current St Bede’s pupils. We’ll also be running some coaching sessions for PE classes!

Follow us on Instagram (@schoolsfootball) for updates throughout the afternoon and look out for our full interview in the coming days!

We’ll also be heading over to PlayFootball in Birmingham on Monday to see how teams are getting on in the ESFA U12 Monster Fives West Midlands finals! Good luck to all the teams taking part!

Tuesday 5 February

Tuesday sees the ESFA Deaf Schools’ Football Finals kick off at the Derby Powerleague. We’ll be there to get some coverage of our fantastic disability tournament – make sure you switch on notifications for our Instagram posts so you can be the first to see all the action!

Wednesday 6 February

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We’ll be heading off to Hertfordshire on Wednesday for the Schools’ Football Week PlayStation Schools’ Cup Tie of the Round event, featuring Spurs and England player, Harry Winks. We look forward to welcoming Harry along to the event during this exciting week-long celebration of Schools’ Football. Don’t forget to check out @PSSchoolsCup on instagram and Twitter for all the behind-the-scenes action.

Thursday 7 February

We’ll be recapping the weeks’ events so far on Thursday and also celebrating the ESFA’s England U18 Schoolboys squad with a special treat for them, courtesy of our friends at Panini UK. 

Friday 8 February

Friday sees competition winners, Lymm High School in Cheshire receive their prize of a coaching session at their school with national treasure, Chris Kamara! After submitting a fantastic competition entry, the school, which have entered almost every ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup competition this season, will welcome ESFA coaches and Kammy along for a fantastic end to the week-long celebrations.

Show us your support

Whilst we have some wonderful events planned for the coming week, we love nothing more than seeing what schools are up to to celebrate Schools’ Football Week across England! It’s really simple to tell us what you are up to – just post your pictures and updates across social media and tag in @SchoolsFootball and @PSSchoolsCup with the hashtag #SchoolsFootballWeek

If you want some extra guidance – you can download the schools’ football week guide here!

ESFA National Finals

National Finals aren’t too far away and we’ll be sharing dates and venues across the week so you can plan to join in! Keep your eyes peeled for updates!

Happy Schools’ Football week from all of us at the English Schools’ FA and the PlayStation Schools’ Cup team!

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National Schools’ Football Week is Back!

Schools from all over the country have been invited to support this season’s National Schools’ Football Week, taking place from 4th to 8th February 2019. The campaign, staged in conjunction with the English Schools’ FA PlayStation Schools’ Cup, will invite schools to host football-themed events and lessons throughout the week, using the popularity of football to inspire pupils both on and off the pitch.

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Over 2,000 schools and 200,000 players are taking part in this season’s PlayStation Schools’ Cup. Marking a celebration of schools’ football, National Schools’ Football Week reflects the spirit of competition, fair play and teamwork, while introducing a ‘Respect in Football’ element of the campaign.

A guide has been produced that provides a host of fun and simple ideas suggesting how your school can support National Schools’ Football Week. Whether it’s staging a special football match, a penalty competition or simply sending a social media post during the week of the campaign, the support from each school is massively appreciated, as we aim to utilise the popularity of football to inspire pupils both on and off the pitch. The Guide is available via the PDF below:

National Schools’ Football Week Guide 2019

Keep following us on to learn more or find out how your school can get involved. You can also follow the social media conversation by using #SchoolsFootballWeek and searching for @PSSchoolsCup/@SchoolsFootball on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.