Rewarding our Volunteers

ESFA kicks off Reward & Recognition campaign with gift vouchers for volunteers

At the start of the season, the ESFA launched a new Reward & Recognition campaign, which will see the Association, as the National Governing Body for Schools’ Football, reach out to and reward the army of volunteers that continue to dedicate their time to schools’ football.

The first part of this campaign has seen the ESFA push its lines of communications further into the schools’ football volunteer workforce, with a view to creating new connections and utilising these to help shape the new awards campaign.

All volunteers that registered in this first phase of the campaign were entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Pro:Direct voucher. The ESFA made 10 vouchers available across the ESFA’s four geographical regions (North, Midlands, South East & South West). The ESFA has now selected its lucky winners –

The ESFA will now move into a consultation period with its volunteers to help devise a well structured and appropriately positioned plan for the ESFA Reward & Recognition Awards, details of which will be shared in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, volunteers who haven’t already registered as part of the new Reward and Recognition scheme can still do so, via the link below:

Click here to sign up

For full details on the ESFA’s Reward & Recognition scheme, click here.

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ESFA Launch new volunteer Reward and Recognition scheme

ESFA to launch new Reward & Recognition campaign for Schools’ Football volunteers across England 

The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) is delighted to be planning a new Reward and Recognition Awards scheme for the 2022/23 Schools’ Football Season. This new campaign will see the Association, as the National Governing Body for Schools’ Football, reach out to and reward the army of volunteers that continue to dedicate their time, providing opportunities for school pupils across England to participate in local schools’ football activity.  

Recent findings have shown that there are volunteers giving up their time on behalf of the ESFA in local areas, via local County and District Schools’ FA’s – without realising that their efforts are contributing to the countrywide mission of the Association. The work of volunteers is intrinsic to the continuation of the ESFA across local and representative football and its impact on communities throughout England. Therefore, it is important the Association attempts to make a connection with these valuable volunteers to both recognise and reward their contributions.  

The ESFA plans to reach as many volunteers as possible, reminding them of how valued their input is and maybe even introducing some of them to the wider work of the English Schools’ FA. The new campaign also ensures that volunteers are aware of some of the benefits that can be accessed as part of their ESFA Membership. The Association is therefore asking volunteers to spare a few minutes to fill out the below survey, ensuring their contact details are captured – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYHZBKP

As part of the campaign, all volunteers that register via the link above will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Pro:Direct voucher. There will be 10 chances to win in each of the ESFA’s 4 regions (North, Midlands, South East & South West).  

ESFA volunteers can already register for a Pro:Direct account as part of the ESFA’s ‘clubshop’, via this link. This registration will ensure volunteers automatically receive 12 months free Elite Plus membership to Pro:Direct including 12 months free delivery on all items and 10% off their next football boot purchase.  

The ESFA’s new Reward & Recognition campaign is designed to reinforce the importance of volunteering within Schools’ Football and the Association plans to embrace this for the upcoming season and beyond.