There are a number of forms below that you may find useful, please let us know if you are unable to find the form you are looking for.

Risk Assessments

The ESFA has updated all of it’s risk assessment documents and you can download them below:

The below “Talking Heads” Presentation commentated by ESFA welfare officer Martin Duffield, talks association welfare officers through the Risk Assessment process and provides numerous tips on how to complete a Risk Assessment effectively.

Consent Forms

The below consent form was used this season by the ESFA for players attending ESFA international squad trials. Colleagues should use this as a template and customise for their specific activity.

Sanctioning and Permission to Play

Any schools’ football requires ESFA sanction. The ESFA has clarified and updated its policy for sanctioning and the relevant paperwork is below. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with this and with the new paperwork, as the policy takes effect immediately.

Depending on the nature of the planned activity sanction must be sought, either from the ESFA nationally or from the relevant CSFA or DSFA. 

Sanctioning is essential to ensure that: 

– Those taking part are affiliated to the relevant Association; 

– The rules governing the event comply with Football Association (FA) requirements; 

– Activities can legitimately benefit from the use of registered match officials;

Overseas Travel

You can find a supplement to the ESFA’s risk assessment for the purpose of overseas travel below.

Long Service award Nomination Forms

Please ensure all sections of nomination forms are filled out before sending them on to your area Council member. 

Headteacher Toolkit

The headteacher toolkit explains how much we would really like to encourage all of our competing schools to not only get right behind their school team/s but also behind the wonderful opportunities of schools’ football and all it can bring to pupils and entire schools alike.

ESFA Headteacher Brochure

ESFA Constitution and Structures Guide

Following decisions taken at the AGM about Association structures, you may be thinking about revising your constitution or changing your Association structure. Please find our guide to help you with this below

ESFA Constitution and Structures Guide

Young Match Officials

If you use match officials who are under 18 at your rep football fixtures, please ensure that you send them this letter when you appoint them. It explains what they should do if they have any safeguarding concerns, including being victims themselves. Please remember to personalise this letter for your own Association.

Other forms that associations might find useful

ESFA Glossary of Terms 

Accident report form