National Schools' Football Week, Sponsors and Partners

February 4th – 8th National Schools’ Football Week Returns!


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. 


Sponsors and Partners, Tie of the Round

#MatchReportMonday #TOTR3 St Matthew’s player visit is carved in Stones…

Manchester City and England player John Stones visited St Matthew’s school 


Manchester was the location for the third TOTR where the ESFA boys U12 PlayStation Cup friendly Match between St Mathew’s RC High School and St Patricks RC High School. Pupils were gifted with an appearance from Manchester City star John Stones. The Premier league star arrived ahead of the football game. Stones met and greeted each individual player of both teams before kick off.

John Stones explained the level of commitment and sacrifice that he dedicated to schools football and his career.

“I never thought I’d be playing professional football never mind playing in the Premier League,so I think its a big message to you guys and to everyone that’s got a dream.”

John Stones

Match Report

A bright start to the game for the visitors who almost took the lead early on but saw the home keeper dive to his right to tip a powerful shot around the post for a corner.


The hosts began to assert some pressure of their own as the first half was played at a frantic pace with the St Patrick’s keeper forced into making two saves before the break, the second of which saw the ball bounce back into his hands after he tipped the ball onto the post.

The second half saw the home side on top and pressing for a goal right from the re-start and they delivered three as they made their dominance pay.


The first goal came from a deflected shot after a goalmouth scramble followed by fine two strikes from the edge of the area to seal a 3-0 win on a bitterly cold afternoon in Manchester.

Credit to both sides for an entertaining match to round off an exciting day at St Matthew’s. Click Here to read the event write up.