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PlayStation Schools’ Cup Finals at West Bromwich Albion

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming PlayStation Schools’ Cup National Finals at West Bromwich Albion’s Hawthorns stadium

The ESFA is delighted to be returning to the Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion FC, for the PlayStation Schools’ Cup Finals 2023, taking place from Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th May. The finals will see 40 teams across the U12-U15 age groups compete for the chance to be crowned national champions!

West Bromwich Albion provides a fantastic venue to host the 20 finals, sponsored by PlayStation and by combining the use of the WBA Academy Dome as well as the main stadium, it provides every team with a fantastic match-day experience from warm up to their post-match meal.


You can see the full fixture schedule for the PlayStation Schools’ Cup Finals below, click left or right to see what games feature on which days.

Show your support

Entry is free of charge and no ticket will be required. Spectators will park in the East Stand Car Park and access the stadium via turnstiles located in the West Stand.  There is no cost to park in the stadium car park. There will be a refreshments kiosk available for spectators to purchase food and drinks.  Souvenir programmes will be available, free of charge.

All PlayStation Schools’ Cup Finals 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. A player of the match vote for each fixture will go live on the ESFA’s twitter page (@schoolsfootball) 10 minutes before full time so make sure you follow and get voting. Photographs of the day can also be purchased from the ESFA Official Photographer following the event.

The ESFA is delighted to be hosting these National Final events at such a fantastic venue 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.

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PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Concept Kit design competition- Deadline 13th Jan

We launched the first ever PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup concept kit design competition in November with Rio Ferdinand and Concept Club. The aim of the competition was to find hidden design talent in schools around the country. 

Rio Ferdinand and The Concept Club are searching for the next big thing in football fashion to design a PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup concept kit – is it you or someone you know?!

The top 10 designers will be chosen to attend a workshop with the The Concept Club before the designs are shared on @PSSchoolsCup so everyone can vote for their favourite! The winning kit will be worn by Rio Ferdinand, Georgia Stanway and many more at the PlayStation F.C Schools’ Cup Finals Festival.

Want to get involved?

The competition is open for the last few days as the deadline for entries is Monday 13th January. So just a little reminder to get your pupils involved and make sure you send us your designs in before then!!

A reminder of what you need to do: