ESFA Internationals, International Football

England Centenary Shield matches and how you can be a part of them…

The ESFA has an exciting opportunity to offer…

The ESFA want to go out to tender for the opportunity to sponsor this season’s international England home-match coverage. We expect this coverage to be largely watched by the U18 age group target market, as well as their families and friends. Last season’s coverage has had almost 4,000 views via YouTube and the 2017 coverage reached almost 11,000 views.

Streaming Success

In 2018 our National final videos reached over 23k views and we now boast over 2k subscribers to the YouTube channel, ESFA TV. Thousands of people regularly view our lives streams and this would be the perfect chance for the right organisation to showcase their support for schools’ football by sponsoring the match coverage, also providing a captive audience as par for the course.


The ESFA would provide promotion of sponsors via social media as well as within the online coverage. Boasting a strong social media presence, particularly on twitter, the ESFA are able to help sponsors reach large audiences through this activity.

The ESFA’s international programme is consistently the highest performing topic across all media platforms and uptake has been especially high this season, we anticipate that this is likely to also have an impact on viewing figures when it comes to the live coverage. There will be two home matches again this year, one on 8 March at Slough Town FC and the other on 5 April at Redditch United FC. We are very keen to be able to once again provide high quality coverage of these matches and urge anyone who thinks their organisation may benefit as a direct result of this, to contact us for further details.

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International Football, The World of Schools' Football

U18 England Schoolboys take on Australian counterparts

The England U18 Schoolboys will take on their first friendly match as a final squad…

This Saturday 26 January against the Australian schoolboys at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park.

The England squad will receive their official kit, thanks to Pendle Sports on Saturday morning ahead of the match and will get their first opportunity to proudly wear the 3 Lions badge during the afternoon’s game, which is due to kick off at 2pm. As part of School Sport Australia’s UK and ROI tour, spanning January, the travelling team will visit Stafford Town this weekend, in their first match against England since January 2017.

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Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park

Spectators are encouraged to come along to Stafford Town to get a glimpse of the squad before they embark on their SAFIB Centenary Shield fixtures, which begin in March with a home tie against Wales at Slough Town FC.

You can find the squad’s upcoming fixture list below:

Fixture Date Venue
England v Australia (friendly) Saturday 26 January 2019 Stafford Town FC

2pm KO

UCFB v England (friendly) Saturday 9 February 2019 Belle Vue Sports Village

2pm KO

UCFB 2 v England (friendly) Saturday 2 March 2019 Venue TBC
Centenary Shield Fixtures
England v Wales Friday 8 March 2019 Slough Town FC

7pm KO

Scotland v England Friday 22 March 2019 Inverurie Locos

7pm KO

England v Northern Ireland Friday 5 April 2019 Redditch United FC

7pm KO

Republic of Ireland v England Friday 12 April 2019 Venue TBC

7pm KO


The ESFA international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. They are chosen based upon their talent, following making it through a national nomination process.ESFA_U18vRAF_050119_005.jpg

Good luck boys!