The FA

In partnership with the ESFA

The Football Association (FA) is the governing body for the English game. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game. The FA sanctions all competitive football matches within its remit at national level, and indirectly at local level through its affiliated members, of which the English Schools’ FA is one. The ESFA governs the schools’ game under delegation from The FA.

The ESFA and The FA have a long standing partnership, ranging from places on each other’s governing Councils to attendance at each other’s events. However, the primary reason for the partnership is that of football participation: The FA’s grant funding is a significant contribution to the ESFA’s ability to provide extra-curricular football for school children all over England.

“The ESFA is grateful to The FA not only for investing in the schools’ game, but also for the positive and productive manner in which our partnership is continuing to develop”

Andrea Chilton, ESFA CEO

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