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ESFA National Competitions- Top Goal Scorers

The ESFA National competitions are well underway, there have been over 28,000 goals in all competitions. The ESFA have collated the top goal scorers so far in each ESFA National Schools’ Cup competition which you can view below.

The ESFA National competitions are in full swing with over 5700 fixtures played and over 28,000 goals scored. Below are the current top goal scorers in each competition, these statistics were taken from the start of the season up until Tuesday 15th November.

NameNumber of goalsSchool nameAgeGenderCompetition
Dixon6Branston Community AcademyUnder 12Boys9-a-Side Schools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Keen9Richard Challoner SchoolUnder 12Boys9-a-Side Schools’ Cup
Ward8Ormiston Endeavour AcademyUnder 12Boys9-a-Side Small Schools’ Cup
Brown7St Francis Xavier’s CollegeUnder 12BoysElite Schools’ Cup
Morfitt7South Hunsley School & VI Form CollegeUnder 13BoysElite Schools’ Cup
Meakin9Conyers SchoolUnder 13BoysSchools’ Cup
Thompson10Thomas Telford SchoolUnder 13BoysSchools’ Cup For ‘B’ Teams
Carr9Twycross House SchoolUnder 13BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Makris5Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for BoysUnder 14BoysElite Schools’ Cup
Player12Norlington School & VI FormUnder 14BoysSchools’ Cup
Hulme8Co-op Academy WalkdenUnder 14BoysSchools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Dunn4Wrekin CollegeUnder 14BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Barnes4High Tunstall College of ScienceUnder 15BoysElite Schools’ Cup
McWilliam9St John’s School & VI Form College –Under 15BoysSchools’ Cup
de Mel4Hampton SchoolUnder 15BoysSchools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Shorland5Pool AcademyUnder 15BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Donnahey5Litherland High SchoolUnder 15BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Pranish5LVS AscotUnder 15BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Kvaternik4Wright Robinson CollegeUnder 16BoysElite Schools’ Cup
McCormick5Cardinal Heenan Catholic High SchoolUnder 16BoysSchools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Manby7Oriel High SchoolUnder 16BoysSchools’ Cup
Opoku4Sir Herbert Leon AcademyUnder 16BoysSmall Schools’ Cup
Thompson3Wath AcademyUnder 18BoysSchools’ Cup for B Teams
Jenner7St Peter’s Catholic High School & VI Form CentreUnder 18BoysSchools’ Trophy
Guy9Stratford Upon Avon SchoolUnder 12Girls9-a-Side Schools’ Cup
Myatt13St Peter’s Catholic High School & VI Form CentreUnder 13Girls9-a-Side Schools’ Cup
Emily15Bristol Free SchoolUnder 14GirlsSchools’ Cup
Myatt13St Peter’s Catholic High School & VI Form CentreUnder 14GirlsSchools’ Cup
Eva17Woodcote High SchoolUnder 15GirlsSchools’ Cup
Tilly B9Fulford SchoolUnder 16GirlsSchools’ Cup
Hare5Thomas Telford SchoolUnder 18GirlsSchools’ Trophy

Congratulations to all the the players who have made this list and we wish all the teams good luck in their respective competitions. Keep tagging @schoolsfootball in your teams results on social media and the ESFA will continue to celebrate the success of the students involved.

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National Mourning – Football Suspension 9th – 11th September

Further to the update shared by The FA below, the ESFA writes to advise its members of the suspension of football during the period of mourning for Her Majesty the Queen.

This suspension applies to the whole game, including schools’ football. This therefore means that all schools’ football fixtures are suspended from today (9th September) to Sunday 11th September.

Whilst there are no National Cup fixtures currently planned, the suspension may also affect local schools’ football activity planned during this time period.


Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game. 

As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures between 9-11 September.

The FA can confirm that all football fixtures across the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend. We can also confirm that all football fixtures across the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches across grassroots football in England will be postponed.

The Premier League and the EFL have all confirmed that their fixtures this weekend will be rescheduled for a later date. 

All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast over the weekend.

Our thoughts remain with our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and the whole of the Royal Family during this time.