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ESFA Danone U11 Primary Finals Announced

ESFA U11 Danone Nations Cup National Finals to take place at Birmingham City FC on Saturday 4 May 2019


The English Schools’ FA will be heading to Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s Stadium on Saturday 4 May to host this season’s ESFA U11 Danone Nations Cup National Finals 2019.

32 primary school teams from across the country will descend on Birmingham to play in a series of fixtures, before National Champions are announced at the end of the day. Eight National Finalists have been named for each of the four competitions, sponsored by Danone as part of the Danone Nations World Cup initiative. All the teams have competed in and won District, County and Regional rounds in each of their respective competitions and the Regional Champions now progress to this year’s National Final.

The matches will kick off at 12pm on Saturday 4 May, with the gates opening from 10am. Entry to all spectators is free and match day programmes will be available to purchase. A refreshment kiosk will be open within the BCFC concourse for the purchase of hot and cold snacks and refreshments.

For the third year, selected matches from within the ESFA U11 Danone Nations Cup finals will be streamed live online thanks to our broadcast partners, 247.TV via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV.

The English Schools’ FA would like to congratulate all 32 finalists on their hard work in reaching this National event and wish all teams the very best of luck on 4 May.

This year’s National Finalists –

ESFA U11 Danone Schools’ Cup Finalists 2019

Huntington Primary Academy, North Yorkshire
Gosforth Junior High Academy, Northumberland
Battling Brook Primary School, Leicestershire & Rutland
Lowes Wong Junior School, Nottinghamshire
Broadstone Middle School, Dorset
Fair Oak Junior School, Hampshire
Gerrards Cross CofE School, Buckinghamshire
Cheam Common Junior School, Surrey

ESFA U11 Danone Schools’ Cup for Girls Finalists 2019

Easington Colliery Primary School, Durham
Ovingham Middle School, Northumberland
Fulfen Primary School, Staffordshire
Walkwood CofE Middle School, Worcestershire
Highnam CofE Primary Academy, Gloucestershire
St Katharine’s C.E. (V.A.) Primary School, Dorset
Long Ridings PRimary School, Essex
Canonbury Primary School, Inner London

ESFA U11 Danone Small Schools’ Cup Finalists 2019

Newcastle School for Boys, Northumberland
Christ Church Catholic Primary School, Northumberland
Newtown CofE Primary School, Shropshire
Warton Nethersole CofE Primary School, Warwickshire
Gretton Primary School, Gloucestershire
Whitchurch Primary School, Oxfordshire
Loyola Preparatory School, Essex
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Sussex

ESFA U11 Danone District Cup Finalists 2019

Sheffield Schools’ FA, South Yorkshire
The Wirral SFA, Merseyside
Erdington & Saltley PSFA, West Midlands
Nottingham SFA, Nottinghamshire
Plymouth SFA, Devon
Slough SFA, Berkshire
Thurrock PSFA, Essex
South London SFA, Inner London

Danone Nations World Cup 2019

The 2019 Danone Nations World Cup competition will take place in Barcelona in October this year and winners of the District Cup and Girls’ Cup competitions will be invited, along with last year’s winners, to attend to represent England during the festivities.

Over 700 children from 27 countries will attend the event, which will see each of the teams have the chance to head out onto the RCDE Stadium, home to La Liga team CF Espanyol, to play in their final match, following prior qualifying rounds.

2019 will mark the first time England have had the opportunity to send girls’ teams to the tournament and the four English teams (2018 and 2019 champions) will have the experience of a lifetime as they get to take part in the World’s Biggest Football Tournament.

The World of Schools' Football

ESFA Call For Council Members

Join our winning team!

Just by looking at the English Schools’ FA social media or website, it is clear to see the incredible work we are doing within the world of Schools’ Football – none of this work is possible without the hard work and support of our national network of volunteers.

A key part of this network is the role of our Council Members, based across the country and we are recruiting for new members to take on this vital role.

Could you help change the face of schools’ football?

If you hold qualified teacher status and are a member of an ESFA affiliated Association then you are immediately eligible to apply for one of these roles. You will need to be nominated by an affiilated Association and be seconded by another affiliated Association – and that’s really all there is to it.

We are providing the opportunity for you to join our Council and play a vital role in the decision making processes involved within the governance of the whole of schools’ football in England. If you have ever felt ‘out of the loop’, that you have valuable insight to offer or can see opportunities for development and growth – then this opportunity is for you.

We are looking for nominations across the whole of the country for Council members to represent the North, the Midlands, the South East and the South West. This role is what you make it – if you’re not sure of the full requirements, or want to find out some more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrea Chilton, CEO for further details.

How to apply

Both the nomination and its seconding must come from affiliated Associations and must be received by the Chief Executive by 9am on Monday 15 April. Should competing eligible nominations be recieved, an election, to conclude by 10th May will be called.