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The ESFA have commissioned a PHD researcher, Adam Dwight, to explore any perceived issues within the association relating to a lack of diversity within the governance and structures. 

For the second phase of Adam’s research, he needs to speak with key stakeholders and members of the organisation – which is where you come in. Adam is keen to speak to anyone involved in schools’ football that has an interest in research and is particularly keen to hear from underrepresented groups, such as women, those from Black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and those with disabilities.

How to get involved

If you think you can help Adam and, as a result, the ESFA, with improving the service they are able to provide to schools’ football, then you can email him directly by clicking here.

Interviews will last no longer than 30 minutes and can be completed by using video call technology to avoid travelling. Anonymity is assured to ensure that all feedback can be frank and honest.

ESFA Internationals, International Football, Uncategorized

Midlands U15 Girls’ Squad Announced

The final regional squad has now been selected …

Trials for the Midlands regional squad took place Sunday 11th November which was attended by Regional selectors. There was plenty of fantastic talent that was observed and the list of successful candidates has now been finalised. The girls will now go on to represent the Midlands in impending final international trials.

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Lists of all selected girls from all regions attending the final trials can be found here – and you can also view the Midlands trialists below

Name County Name County
ASIA DHILLON West Midlands BOBBI JONES-LUMBERT Derbyshire
MIKAYLA WILDGOOSE Leicestershire EMILY FLETCHER Shropshire
OLIVIA HARNESS Humberside POLLY BARROW Staffordshire
ISABELLE GALLEY Staffordshire PHOEBE NICHOLLS Staffordshire
DULCI BINNS Leicestershire MARIAM MAHMOOD West Midlands
MARTHA MACPHAIL West Midlands LAUREN WILSHAW Derbyshire
EVIE RABJOHN West Midlands MOLLY PENTONY Leicestershire
LUCY MEAKIN Derbyshire SASKIA MORRIS Leicestershire

Now that squads have been selected from all four ESFA regions, trials for the final England team will take place. The girls would have first been nominated by their county and then nominated again to trial for the England U15 squad.

The announcement comes ahead of this season’s final trials for the ESFA’s U15 Girls’ England squad, which are due to be held at Stafford Town FC on Sunday 9 December.

Well done, girls!

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Photos of the trials are available from Official ESFA Photographer, 353 Photo.