ESFA Champions’ Cup


The following information applies to the U12 – U15 Inter District Cup Competitions for both boys and girls

This season, the competitions will once again be hosted via League Republic software, which will help the National Competitions Department to manage draws. Full information has been sent out to secretaries of all participating teams, but we’ve included some important information below, for you to be able to refer to throughout the season.

You can view the ESFA Champions Cup league republic page here:

Tips & Reminders

  1. Fixtures are available to be viewed on the League Republic website
  2. Matches are to be played ON the published play-on date for each fixture. Matches will be permitted to be scheduled prior to the play-on date should it be mutually agreed by both teams, but extensions to play-on dates will not be permitted in any of the Champions Cup competitions
  3. Team Administrators are required to report fixture results by 12:00 noon on the Monday following the play-on date (this is done via their League Republic account)
  4. Team Administrators are required to submit an online team sheet for each game via their League Republic account (you can also name substitutes, select a formation and declare goal scorers for matches using this facility)
  5. You can view the complete, published rules for the Champions Cup competitions online here
  6. The appointment of Match Officials for fixtures is the responsibility of the “home” team
  7. If you have any questions or queries about any of the Champions Cup fixtures, you can contact the Competitions Department on


It is a requirement of affiliation that each Association complies with FA Safeguarding regulations, so ALL team staff working with your representative teams must be registered on the ESFA portal and hold an in-date and accepted FA DBS certificate. For more details click here.

If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding any of the ESFA’s representative teams, then you can report such matters to the English Schools’ FA National Welfare Officers:

Martin Duffield
07852 276416

Sarah Da Costa
07855 942337

Champions Cup – Useful Downloads

We’ve uploaded copies of some useful documents that have been shared to Association Secretaries, please feel free to download them from here if required

Champions Cup – Teamsheet

National Cup – Official Team Sheet (Associations)

Champions Cup – Registering Players as Parents or Carers