The World of Schools' Football

(Amazon) Smile – Christmas is Coming!

You can now donate to the ESFA when shopping online with Amazon

The ESFA is delighted to announce it is now registered as a charity on Amazon Smile. This means that for every eligible purchase you make through Amazon, a percentage of what you pay will be donated to the English Schools’ FA as a charitable donation.

How to donate

All you need to do is go to then login to your normal Amazon account. You will be able to select the charity you would like to donate to via your purchases and Amazon Smile will take care of the rest – we hope that you choose us!

The World of Schools' Football

COVID 19 Update – New Government Regulations

An update regarding schools’ football and the new Government three-tier pandemic system

Following the government’s introduction of the three tier pandemic control system and the consequent assessment of risk by the ESFA’s emergency committee, there have been some changes to our arrangements for national ESFA activity. This is primarily a reflection of the travel restrictions advised in the standard tier 3 controls, and accords with the guidance given by public health officials in affected areas. This will also apply in the event that travel restrictions are applied in any new Covid 19 protocols.

2020/21 National Schools’ Cup Competitions

For the 20/21 national competitions, teams who are unable to fulfil their fixtures due to the travel restrictions which are currently part of the Tier 3 guidance, the fixture will be forfeited unless, in exceptional circumstances, a postponement can be agreed without undue disruption to the national competition. Where the fixture is forfeited, the entry fee paid by the team will be carried forward to next year’s competition

2019/20 National Schools’ Cup Finals

For the remaining 19/20 national finals, those affected by travel restrictions will not take place, and the trophy will be shared between the finalists

International Football & Trials

For the purpose of international trials, those residing in a Tier 3 area and thus advised not to travel out of their area, will not be permitted to attend trials and affected CSFAs should not nominate these players.

Thank you for your co-operation with these regulations.