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ESFA 15 Benefits – Benefits 11-15 of Schools’ Football

The ESFA share the final five ‘Benefits of Schools’ Football’ featuring players from Schools’ Teams, The England U18 Schoolboys’ Team Manager and an England U18 player

The ESFA have today posted the final five videos relating to their ‘Benefits of Schools’ Football’ campaign, which is running throughout the summer.

These final posts feature videos from pupils at St Bede’s in Durham, Woodcote High School in Croydon and All Saint’s High School in Lancashire who talk about schools’ football helping them to improve their problem solving skills and also how proud it makes them feel to be selected to represent their school. England U18 Schoolboys’ Team Manager, Richy Alderson also makes an appearance in this week’s video releases.

The ESFA is particularly proud to share a video featuring England U18 Schoolboy player, Taylor Haddow, who has taken the opportunity to talk openly about his own struggles with anxiety and stress and how motivation from his own PE teachers urged him to continue to play Schools’ Football and how, in turn, this helped him to manage his anxiety through this particular channel. We hope that by Taylor sharing his experiences, this might help other young players, who may be struggling with their own mental health, to use football as an escape or a support to them through difficult times.

A further video of Taylor being interviewed by Jay Welsh, Sports Co-Ordinator from UCFB, the ESFA’s Higher Education Partner, will be shared later this week. Jay speaks to Taylor a little bit more about his journey through football and how it has helped him outside of the game.

The ESFA has been proud to share such a positive campaign showcasing the importance of Schools’ Football to players, teachers and coaches across England and hopes to continue to share stories and good news from the world of schools’ football in the months to come.

For further information or to share your thoughts on the ESFA’s 15 Benefits, please head over to our social channels (@SchoolsFootball on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and YouTube channel, ESFA TV, to leave your comments and feedback.

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ESFA 15 Benefits – Benefits 6 – 10 of Schools’ Football

The ESFA share yet more fantastic content of coaches, players and team managers – highlighting how some of the “Benefits of Schools’ Football” have impacted on their lives

The ESFA have today posted another five videos relating to their “15 Benefits of Schools’ Football’ campaign, which is running throughout the summer.

This week, the posts feature videos from pupils that attend Hazel Grove High School in Stockport, Headlands School in East Riding, John Spence High School in North Shields and National CofE Academy in Nottingham, all giving their views on topics such as the importance of teamwork and respect. There are also videos from PE Teachers/Football Coaches from schools in Kent and Berkshire, discussing how important Schools’ Football is to them in their schools and the impact it can have on their pupils there.

The “15 Benefits of Schools’ Football” campaign is a fantastic way to lead into the 2020/21 schools’ football season, which the ESFA are hopeful will begin in November 2020. Having the opportunity to share valuable contributions from those that the ESFA continue to work hard to produce footballing opportunities for, is a true reminder of how important the Association and its competitions is within and across England.

The campaign will continue on 19 August, with the final five benefits being discussed and showcased. The ESFA are also keen to share an inspirational story about England U18 squad member, Taylor Haddow and how playing schools’ football has helped him to manage his stress and anxiety – which will be shared via social channels and the website over the coming weeks.

For further information or to share your thoughts on the ESFA’s 15 Benefits, please head over to our social channels (@SchoolsFootball on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and YouTube channel, ESFA TV, to leave your comments and feedback.