ESFA National Competitions are open for 2019/20 with a shake up to the U18 competition format
The ESFA’s National Competitions Department has launched a brand new competition format for the U18 age group for 2019-20 – introducing the ESFA U18 Super League!
Two ESFA U18 Super League competitions will run from September, one for girls and one for boys across the Year 11 – 13 age groups. The competition is designed for schools and colleges which offer a football academy or development programme at sixth form level – in addition the competition is also open to private providers who also offer a similar sixth form-age football programme. We hope that this change will take the level of elite footballing skill we already see throughout the ESFA U18 National Cup programmes to an even higher benchmark.
The competitions, which are based on the Champions League format, will begin with a group phase made up of 4 or 5 teams per group. Each of the teams will play all of the other teams in their group once by Christmas. The winners of the group phase will then qualify to compete in the knockout phase which will begin after the Christmas holidays.
Entry deadline is approaching…
Entries will close on Friday 19 July – if you would like to register to enter this competition, simply email email@example.com and the team will set you up on the system ahead of the new season. Don’t miss out – make sure your team is a part of something new!
The fantastic partnership between the ESFA and Pendle continues for another season
The English Schools’ FA are delighted
their partnership with Pendle as Official Kit Suppliers will continue, once
more, into the 2019-20 season. As well as kitting out both our England U15
School Girls’ and England U18 Schoolboys’ teams, the partnership will also
continue to provide all schools with the opportunity to purchase great quality
For 42 years Pendle have been
supplying the best quality football kits & equipment direct to schools
without any agents or middlemen, enabling them to offer exceptional quality,
service and value to customers. Pendle see this partnership as a way to bring
their core values of trust, quality and exceptional service to the ESFA and all
secondary schools, which sees the continued development of the health of
girls and boys in education across England.
Last season’s ESFA England Squads
were fully kitted out, courtesy of Pendle’s commitment to support the
Association and, separately, PlayStation provided all U12 – U15 Schools’ Cup
finalists with a PlayStation branded Pendle kit to wear ahead of the National Finals.
As a result of this ongoing partnership, ESFA Member Schools get the chance to
purchase their own Pendle kits and merchandise at a special rate.
and Pendle would like to invite ESFA partner schools’ to take advantage of an
incredibly priced “All-In-One Kit Bundle” that offers fantastic savings on
football kit and equipment. In addition, there is also still the option for
schools to set up a free Online
Shop for the benefit of easy and affordable kit ordering for sports departments.
Hall, Sales & Marketing Director from Pendle said ‘It is a real privilege and honour to be the Official Supplier to the
English Schools’ FA. We are incredibly proud to be
partnering such an impressive organisation with such strong values and a long
heritage of tradition dating back to 1904. As ever, Pendle will continue to offer
exceptional quality, service and value to all our customers and member schools”
Chilton, ESFA CEO said “The ESFA is most
grateful to Pendle for their on-going support of the International programme
and also the fantastic deals that they are able to offer to our Members. We
hope we are able to encourage even more schools and teams to invest in the
great quality items Pendle are able to provide. We are looking forward to
another season working with our official kit suppliers”
ESFA Partner School Benefits
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Huge savings on football kits, sports garments and equipment.
Despatch of all printed kits in only 2 working days.
Options to create school funds.
Opportunities for free tickets to watch live England School international matches.
both Pendle and the ESFA wish all schools’ football teams the best of luck for
the 2019-20 season!
The PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup is about to get taken to the Next Level…
The PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup – Next Level is an exciting update on the existing grassroots football partnership between PlayStation and the English Schools’ Football Association.
The PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup is Europe’s biggest U12 – U15 Schools’ Football tournament for boys and girls and this season will see over 80,000 children take part.
This year, the partnership will create more opportunities than ever for young people to showcase their creative talents.
Now featuring: fashion, freestyle and FIFA 20
As well as showing the world their skills on the pitch, from season 2019/20, students at schools across England can also compete to be the next big thing in fashion, a break-through football freestyler, or the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup gaming champion.
With mentoring from some of the biggest stars from football, fashion and gaming, this is a unique opportunity for the next generation to show the world what they can do by taking their skills to the next level.
With a wealth of information still to come, make sure you look out for more communications from us. In the meantime, if you would like to register yourself and/or other staff members at your school to receive information on the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup – Next Level, click here to sign up!