The World of Schools' Football

Latest ESFA Statement regarding the return of Schools’ Football

The ESFA has reviewed The FA guidance with regard to the resumption of football, and you can find it here.

The guidance exempts those aged under 18 from the restrictions, so subject to risk assessment and compliance with FA regulations, football can continue. However, please bear in mind that, even with the exemption, there is still an expectation from government that travel is minimised.

On the basis of the latter, the ESFA’s Emergency Committee has determined that  there will be no ESFA-hosted events such as international trials or national finals before January 2021, at which point a we will review the guidance again.  In the meantime, ESFA National Cup fixtures for 20-21 and any local football is permitted to take place, subject to compliance with The FA’s regulations. Should you decide to proceed, please take extra care to ensure that your risk assessment is thorough and your compliance with regulations clear, as failure to do so exposes you and your players to risk

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ESFA launch ‘Goal of the Finals’ competition

An interactive vote to crown the ‘best goal’ of the 2019/20 National Finals

On Thursday (12 November), the ESFA will be launching the first round of the ESFA Goal of the Finals compeition via Twitter. 16 goals have been shortlisted from the 2019/20 National Finals coverage at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in October and will now be put to the public vote in order to whittle the nominees down to just one, which will be named ‘Goal of the Finals’.

The ESFA will be posting the first 16 videos and launching votes between 1pm & 2pm on Thursday and voting will be closed on Sunday evening. The semi-final vote will take place on Thursday 19 November and the final vote on Wednesday 25 November, with the winner being announced on Friday 27th.

The ESFA are delighted to be able to showcase some of the excellent talent and skill shown off by schools’ footballers at the ‘height’ of the 2019/20 season and are looking forward to sharing the videos across social media this week.


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Twitter: @SchoolsFootball
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