The World of Schools' Football

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The ESFA have commissioned a PHD researcher, Adam Dwight, to explore any perceived issues within the association relating to a lack of diversity within the governance and structures. 

For the second phase of Adam’s research, he needs to speak with key stakeholders and members of the organisation – which is where you come in. Adam is keen to speak to anyone involved in schools’ football that has an interest in research and is particularly keen to hear from underrepresented groups, such as women, those from Black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and those with disabilities.

How to get involved

If you think you can help Adam and, as a result, the ESFA, with improving the service they are able to provide to schools’ football, then you can email him directly by clicking here.

Interviews will last no longer than 30 minutes and can be completed by using video call technology to avoid travelling. Anonymity is assured to ensure that all feedback can be frank and honest.

The World of Schools' Football

Monthly League event at Manchester City Stadium

Local Schools in Manchester will have the opportunity to play within a professional stadium…

Tomorrow is the monthly league event that focuses on girls with disabilities, which will be attended by some local schools in Manchester. We are anticipating a turn out of more than 15 schools and the ESFA will be there to catch up on all the action alongside the City in the Community team.

The location is one that not many school children will have ever had the pleasure of playing in, at the the Manchester City Academy Stadium, a fantastic venue based on the Etihad complex.

The day will consist of a warm-up session and then a series of games will be played. We will be capturing the events of the day which will then be posted on our social media channels and website.

The ESFA funds this event as part of our development programme, and this season we have supported the expansion of the project to encourage the involvement of more teams so that no one misses out. There is a strong belief that football should be inclusive to all people so the ESFA prides itself for supporting events such as these.

Head over to @schoolsfootball on Twitter and instagram tomorrow to keep up with all the action!

The National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.