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ESFA Primary School Festival – Slough Town FC

ESFA Hosts Primary School Festival alongside England International at Slough Town FC in conjunction with The PFA

The ESFA primary school festival ran in partnership on Friday evening (8 March) thanks to specialist funding from the PFA. The event was a triumphant hit with all in attendance, this was visible from the smiles on everyone’s faces.

10 schools from the Berkshire area participated in the festival. The event took place at Slough Town FC from 3pm. The event was a celebration of Primary schools’ football and a chance for local schools to display their abilities and compete against each other.


Schools that took part were :

Slough Schools:

Lynch Hill

Holy Family Catholic School

Dedworth School (A team & B team)

Priory School

Montem Academy

Wokingham Schools:

Hawkedon Primary School 

South Lake Primary School

West Berkshire Schools:

Long Lane Primary School

Reading Schools:

St Mary & All Saints C of E Primary School


The festival consisted of mixed teams from year 5 and 6 at each school in a 7-a-side format.

Matches lasted 10 minutes each and the festival consisted of two leagues with winners and runners up going into a plate competition and main competition.

The final presentation took place at 5:00pm, declaring Dedworth Schools’ A Team as the competition winners, with Montem, Lynch Hill and Long Lane taking 2nd to 4th place, respectively.

The Primary presentation took place just ahead of the England v Wales in the Centenary Shield fixture, which will kicked off at 7 pm. You can watch the full England v Wales match here.



We would like to thank all the primary schools that took part in Friday’s festival and also the PFA (Professional Footballers Association), for supporting this wonderful opportunity.






ESFA Internationals, International Football, The World of Schools' Football

England Schoolgirls and Schoolboys jet off with inspiresport

The England Schoolgirls and Schoolboys take to the skies and bring the footballing heat to Eindhoven and Milan with inspiresport 

In partnership with inspiresport both the England U15 Schoolgirls and England U18 Schoolboys have this week jetted off on their overseas tours in Holland and Italy.  

England Schoolgirls


The England Schoolgirls are spending their half term in Holland for their bespoke tour. Monday saw them arrive in Eindhoven and travel straight to Beukenlaan to play RKVV JEKA U15s. You can read the match report here.

Tuesday will see the players take to training pitches for some post-game training sessions. Wednesday morning is opportunity to explore Philips Stadium (The PSV Eindhoven Stadium) and the city of Eindhoven also known as the ‘City of Light’. After the morning’s proceedings the England Schoolgirls will return to the training pitches in preparation of their evening Match against the FC Eindhoven U15s.

Thursday sees the girls taking the time to get familiar with PSV Eindhoven’s training facilities and see the PSV first team put through the paces and on the final day the girls have the morning to enjoy the remainder of the city before flying back home. 

England Schoolboys

U18 Boys - 2019 - Milan

The England Schoolboystour takes place in Italy and specifically Milan, home to footballing icons Inter and AC Milan. The first item on the itinerary saw the boys head to legendary stadium Inter Milan San Siro for a tour followed up by watching a league game between Inter Milan and Sampdoria. On day two, like the girls, the boys hit the training ground before taking to the streets and exploring the city of Milan.

Day three sees the first game of the Schoolboystour where they’ll travel to Renate to meet AC Renate U18 in friendly fixture. The following morning the boys will have a pre-match training session before the tour finale of huge friendly game versus the Inter Milan Academy U18s and returning home. 

A special thanks to inspiresport for supporting both the England squads and providing such a fantastic opportunity for all involved.  


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