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ESFA Council Recruitment

Extended eligibility nominations to Council – Midlands and South West

Due to the ongoing vacancies for Council Members in both the Midlands and the South West, the ESFA have now moved to nominations for these posts under the extended eligibility criteria noted below:

“In the event that an eligible nominee for elected Council membership is not identified in an area, Council may, for a period of no longer than one year, co-opt a schools’ employee who does not hold QTS but who is a member of an affiliated Association in the area, as long as the co-opted membership for that area does not exceed 1 member.”

Associations in the Midlands and South West are therefore invited to consider nominations which meet the above criteria and to submit any nomination on the “extended eligibility” nomination form, which can be downloaded below.

Please also make note of the detailed procedure for making and seconding nominations and or any subsequent election which needs to take place, should more than one eligible nominee be identified. This guidance can be found here.

Nominations must be received by close of play on Friday 12 June, to allow for elections, should they be necessary, to conclude by 10 July. Nominations must be submitted by email to Andrea Chilton or posted to the Chief Executive at the ESFA office postal address.

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New ESFA Campaign – Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Active

The ESFA’s latest campaign encourages Schools’ Footballers to stay active, ready for the football season ahead

Whilst the end of the 2019/20 Schools’ Football season and National Finals are on hold, the ESFA want to encourage Schools’ Football squads and individual players to continue to ‘stay active’ whilst staying home.

The ESFA want players to stay active and match-ready ahead of the 2020/21 season and will be working with sponsors and partners to provide teachers and pupils alike with ideas on how to both achieve and maintain this.

Launching with a brand new video of the England U15 Schoolgirls’ skills chain, the ESFA hope to see more schools’ football content being created that is similar to this and the Association will be sharing some fantastic ideas on how teams can get involved!

The Association understands this is a difficult time for everybody, but hope that the new campaign and content to follow will give some new and exciting ideas and opportunities to help Schools’ Footballers Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Active.

Make sure you follow both @SchoolsFootball and @PSSchoolsCup on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for lots more updates coming soon…!