News

ESFA National Finals, National Competitions, The World of Schools' Football

ESFA U16 Premier League Finals Announced

Man City’s Academy Stadium to host ESFA Premier League Finals for 2019

School pupils from across England will step out on to Man City’s Academy Stadium pitch in their Premier League sponsored football kits on Wednesday 8 May to play the final fixture of their season that will determine whether or not they are to become National Champions in 2019.

National Finalists in the four English Schools’ FA (ESFA) U16 competitions, sponsored by the Premier League will have the opportunity to play in front of crowds of their own supporters and local schools as their season draws to a close. Teams have played their way through up to 9 rounds of knockout national competition, which cumulates in this year’s Manchester-based finals. Teams will travel from across England to take part in the Premier League Final showcase, which will pit the best teams in the U16 age group in the country against each other during the prestigious event.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the day’s festivities, with free entry for everyone and no limit to the number of matches supporters can stay for. For the full fixture list, please see below;

ESFA U16 Premier League Finals Fixtures:

Kick off Competition Teams
11:30am ESFA PL U16 Small Schools’ Cup Brooke House College (Leicestershire) v Our Lady’s RC High School (Manchester)
1:30pm ESFA PL U16 Schools’ Cup for Girls St Ivo School (Cambridgeshire) v Horizon Community College (South Yorkshire)
3:30pm ESFA PL U16 Elite Schools’ Cup Carre’s Grammar School (Lincolnshire) v Thomas Telford School (Shropshire)
5:30pm ESFA PL U16 Schools’ Cup for Boys Thomas Estley Community College (Leicestershire) v John Spence Community High School (Northumberland)

For the third season, all four of these U16 National Finals will be streamed live online, with full commentary via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV; allowing supporters who are unable to make the journey the opportunity to watch live online and players to re-live every moment of their match, following the final whistle.

The English Schools’ FA and Premier League wish the very best of luck to all eight of this year’s National Finalists and look forward to welcoming them along to Manchester City on the 8 May.

ESFA National Finals, National Competitions, The World of Schools' Football

ESFA National Finals at Stoke City FC

Stoke City FC are set to host 12 ESFA National Cup Finals across the 9th – 11th May

The English Schools’ FA will be returning to Stoke City’s stadium in May this year for a 3-day feast of football finals, hosting four finals per day and crowning 12 National Champions by Saturday evening.

Hosting a mixture of school, college and representative cup finals, the event is certain to showcase an exceptional level of footballing skill. We are encouraging as many spectators as possible to attend events across the three days, with the majority of matches completely free of charge to all spectators – and all matches free of charge to students.

If you can’t make it down to Stoke City, all matches will once again be streamed live, online and for free thanks to our broadcast partners, 247.TV and all will be available to watch via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV.

You can check out the fixture schedule for each of the three days below. Hospitality packages are available to purchase for all 12 matches, head to our Events page to book hospitality for your chosen match.

The ESFA would like to wish all 24 teams the very best of luck in their National Finals this year and we look forward to welcoming everybody along to Stoke City in 2019!

Thursday 9 May

11:30am KO ESFA U12 9-a-side PlayStation Schools’ Cup Final for B Teams Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School v Kingsdale Foundation School
1:30pm KO ESFA U12 9-a-side PlayStation Schools’ Cup Final Dorothy Stringer School v Sandwell Academy
3:30pm KO ESFA U14 PlayStation Schools’ Cup for Girls Shenfield High School v Thomas Telford School
5:30pm KO ESFA U14 Schools’ Cup for Boys Thomas Telford School v Riddlesdown School

Friday 10 May

11:30am KO ESFA U15 PlayStation District Cup Final Aldershot & Farnborough SFA v Sunderland SFA
1:30pm KO ESFA U18 Colleges’ Cup Final Newcastle College v Godalming College
3:30pm KO ESFA U14 PlayStation County Cup Final Essex CSFA v Lancashire CSFA
5:30pm KO ESFA U13 PlayStation District Cup Final Chester-Le-Street, Washington & Derwent SFA v South East Sussex SFA

Saturday 11 May

11:30am KO ESFA U18 Inter County Cup Final Sussex CSFA v Lancashire CSFA
1:30pm KO ESFA U16 Inter County Cup Final for Girls Lancashire CSFA v Kent CSFA
3:30pm KO ESFA U14 PlayStation County Cup Final Kent CSFA v Merseyside CSFA
5:30pm KO ESFA Boys’ U16 County Cup Final Merseyside CSFA v Sussex CSFA