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ESFA Danone U11 Primary Finals Announced

ESFA U11 Danone Nations Cup National Finals to take place at Birmingham City FC on Saturday 4 May 2019

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The English Schools’ FA will be heading to Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s Stadium on Saturday 4 May to host this season’s ESFA U11 Danone Nations Cup National Finals 2019.

32 primary school teams from across the country will descend on Birmingham to play in a series of fixtures, before National Champions are announced at the end of the day. Eight National Finalists have been named for each of the four competitions, sponsored by Danone as part of the Danone Nations World Cup initiative. All the teams have competed in and won District, County and Regional rounds in each of their respective competitions and the Regional Champions now progress to this year’s National Final.

The matches will kick off at 12pm on Saturday 4 May, with the gates opening from 10am. Entry to all spectators is free and match day programmes will be available to purchase. A refreshment kiosk will be open within the BCFC concourse for the purchase of hot and cold snacks and refreshments.

For the third year, selected matches from within the ESFA U11 Danone Nations Cup finals will be streamed live online thanks to our broadcast partners, 247.TV via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV.

The English Schools’ FA would like to congratulate all 32 finalists on their hard work in reaching this National event and wish all teams the very best of luck on 4 May.

This year’s National Finalists –

ESFA U11 Danone Schools’ Cup Finalists 2019

Huntington Primary Academy, North Yorkshire
Gosforth Junior High Academy, Northumberland
Battling Brook Primary School, Leicestershire & Rutland
Lowes Wong Junior School, Nottinghamshire
Broadstone Middle School, Dorset
Fair Oak Junior School, Hampshire
Gerrards Cross CofE School, Buckinghamshire
Cheam Common Junior School, Surrey

ESFA U11 Danone Schools’ Cup for Girls Finalists 2019

Easington Colliery Primary School, Durham
Ovingham Middle School, Northumberland
Fulfen Primary School, Staffordshire
Walkwood CofE Middle School, Worcestershire
Highnam CofE Primary Academy, Gloucestershire
St Katharine’s C.E. (V.A.) Primary School, Dorset
Long Ridings PRimary School, Essex
Canonbury Primary School, Inner London

ESFA U11 Danone Small Schools’ Cup Finalists 2019

Newcastle School for Boys, Northumberland
Christ Church Catholic Primary School, Northumberland
Newtown CofE Primary School, Shropshire
Warton Nethersole CofE Primary School, Warwickshire
Gretton Primary School, Gloucestershire
Whitchurch Primary School, Oxfordshire
Loyola Preparatory School, Essex
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Sussex

ESFA U11 Danone District Cup Finalists 2019

Sheffield Schools’ FA, South Yorkshire
The Wirral SFA, Merseyside
Erdington & Saltley PSFA, West Midlands
Nottingham SFA, Nottinghamshire
Plymouth SFA, Devon
Slough SFA, Berkshire
Thurrock PSFA, Essex
South London SFA, Inner London

Danone Nations World Cup 2019

The 2019 Danone Nations World Cup competition will take place in Barcelona in October this year and winners of the District Cup and Girls’ Cup competitions will be invited, along with last year’s winners, to attend to represent England during the festivities.

Over 700 children from 27 countries will attend the event, which will see each of the teams have the chance to head out onto the RCDE Stadium, home to La Liga team CF Espanyol, to play in their final match, following prior qualifying rounds.

2019 will mark the first time England have had the opportunity to send girls’ teams to the tournament and the four English teams (2018 and 2019 champions) will have the experience of a lifetime as they get to take part in the World’s Biggest Football Tournament.

Sponsors and Partners, The World of Schools' Football

Calling all Midlands-based primary schools…

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Join our winning team!

As part of an ongoing initiative between The English Schools’ FA and Panini, primary schools in selected areas across England are being offered the chance to receive some FREE pupil worksheets, ROAD TO UEFA EURO 2020™ ADRENALYN XL™ Trading Cards and the chance to win a £1,000 school sports equipment voucher.

Panini have created some worksheets that will hopefully inspire pupils to use their trading cards to complete art, maths and English-based activities – because we firmly believe that football is relevant across the whole school curriculum.

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Furthermore, for schools selected to receive these fantastic goodies, there will also be the opportunity for pupils to enter a competition to win a £1,000 Pendle Sports voucher for their school and a £50 Pendle Sports voucher for the winning pupil to spend on equipment for themselves.

We are looking to register schools in the following areas;

Derbyshire

Herefordshire

Humberside

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

Nottinghamshire

Shropshire

Staffordshire

Warwickshire

West Midlands

Worcestershire 

If your school resides in one of these areas then, hurry! Registration is only open until 1 April, so for the opportunity to receive these FREE resources and competition packs, primary schools simply need to visit www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/esfapanini2020 and register their school.

The ESFA are working to try and be more inclusive for primary schools across England within their activity and the partnership with Panini provides the perfect opportunity to be able to do so. Registration is quick and completely free – and you could be in with a chance of providing some fun classroom resources and treats for your school.