Schools’ Football Week: 3 – 7 February 2020

The English Schools’ FA are delighted to announce the return of Schools’ Football Week for the third year but with a fresh new re-brand a more focused approach on truly promoting, understanding and sharing the incredible world of Schools’ Football.

What is Schools’ Football Week?

Schools’ Football Week is a campaign not only to highlight the huge scale of Schools’ Football in England, but also an opportunity for schools across the country to showcase the talent, dedication and benefits of schools’ football, using their own experiences. The ESFA want to use this opportunity to promote how important Schools’ Football is for children in England as well as all the related benefits of taking part in this type of physical activity.

How can we get involved?

We’ve created a guide for schools and teams that you can download below, which should give you lots of ideas on how to get involved:

Schools’ Football Week: Guide for Schools & Teams

Much more information will be coming soon regarding activities and events that will be hosted throughout Schools’ Football Week, some of which is in conjunction with our fantastic sponsors and partners.

Save the date: 3rd – 7th February 2020

Who is Schools’ Football Week for?

Schools’ Football Week is for anyone who contributes to Schools’ Football in England and the teams they work with. Whether you are a school teacher with school teams, an ESFA volunteer with district and county teams, a coach who trains school players, a Community Trust providing opportunities for children, a local government partnership who give more children the chance to play…this is for you! We want to celebrate all the work that’s done at all levels of Schools’ Football to really show the scale and enjoyment at this grassroots level of the game.

What do I need to do?

Registration is now OPEN: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFWreg2020

First of all, we want to know what you have in store for your pupils and players! Registration is now open so you can let us know what you have planned – from intra-school matches, to coaching sessions, from writing supporter songs to crossbar challenges and penalty shootouts, there are so many ideas you can get your pupils involved with.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, then we’ve put together some ideas for you here.

…and why should you register?

Because we have some great treats and incentives lined up from ESFA sponsors and partners to support this season’s Schools’ Football Week activity – take a look below…

Schools’ Football Week activities and rewards

Registration Rewards:

A huge part of the Schools’ Football Week campaign is making sure that we, at the ESFA, can understand the amount of activity taking place. Our registration page is now open (check out the links above) and here’s the best part –

For every SFW activity registration via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFWreg2020 the school, team or club represented will be automatically entered into a draw to win 30 tickets for a tour of Wembley Stadium, kindly donated to us by The FA. What a great opportunity!

SFW – Game On activity

All teams that take part in SFW – Game On activity will be in the running to win a fantastic prize, courtesy of Panini UK. Each player within the winning team or class will have the opportunity to have a Panini sticker version of themselves created, with Panini framing the whole team-set as a gift for the school or team.

In order to be in with a chance of winning this completely bespoke prize, you must:

Register your activity for SFW – Game On via our online system (registration is open until Friday 3 January 2020)

Share social posts on Twitter and/or Instagram, tagging in @SchoolsFootball and using the hashtag #SFWGameOn

Visit the Schools’ Football Week – Game On page for more information on this exciting initiative

Getting social:

We have some great logos and assets to share with you, you can download them here. We want to create a real presence of the campaign on social media – and for those of you involved to also share videos, photos and details on what you are doing to celebrate Schools’ Football Week.

We will be tracking all posts that include the hashtags #SchoolsFootballWeek and #SFWGameOn and will be entering all of these posts into a draw to win some additional prizes and rewards – so make sure you keep us updated and don’t miss out. We’ll share some more information over the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Pupil Survey

We have created a pupil survey that is available for all pupils from primary to college level to fill out – the purpose of the survey is to gain some valuable insight into the opinions of children on Schools’ Football but also on the wider game.

The survey gives students the opportunity to also fill in which school they attend and thanks to our fantastic Kit Suppliers, Pendle, your school could be in the running to win a brand new team football kit (14 printed shirts + GK, also including shorts and socks)!

We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to schools in England – so please encourage your pupils to spend a few minutes providing us with some feedback and giving themselves a voice within football. We will keep a record of all the school names entered by pupils and each of those schools will be placed into a draw to win this great prize!

You can share this link to pupils: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFWpupilsurvey

More to come…

We still have more ways to earn your school some discounts or rewards to come – but we hope that these will be enough for now!

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Contact: sarah.kearney@schoolsfa.com

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