ESFA Suspends All Football

Further to recent correspondence with regard to the Covid-19 virus, the ESFA continues to follow government and FA advice. Please therefore note that all schools’ football organized by the national body and its member Associations is to be postponed for the foreseeable future.

Schools are advised to follow the latest advice from the DfE with regard to their activities. The ESFA will continue to monitor the national advice and the guidance from The FA, and updates will be communicated via website and social media.

Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation.

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England U15 Schoolgirls – Bob Docherty Fixtures Released

Fixtures for the upcoming SAFIB (Schools’ Association Football International Board) Bob Docherty tournament are released for England U15 Schoolgirls

The annual Bob Docherty tournament is this year being hosted by England at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire from Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 April 2020.

SAFIB have now released the fixture details for the teams competing in this tournament –

Day 1: Wednesday 15 April
Match 1: Wales v England
Match 2: Republic of Ireland v Invitational team (TBC)
Match 3: Scotland v Northern Ireland

Day 2: Thursday 16 April
Match 1: Scotland v England
Match 2: Northern Ireland v Invitational team (TBC)
Match 3: Wales v Republic of Ireland

Day 3: Friday 17 April
Match 1: Top 2 Nations in the league after day 2’s events
Match 2: TBC v TBC
Match 3: TBC v Invitational team (TBC)

The Girls’ recent training camp in Eindhoven proved to have the desired team bonding and learning effect, leading to their success in Dublin at the weekend with their Trophy win against the Republic of Ireland.

Spectators are welcome to attend the upcoming Bob Docherty Tournament matches, with free entry.

Good luck girls!