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ESFA Introduce U18 Super League as National Cup Competition

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 competitions@schoolsfa.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 World of Schools' Football

ESFA Call For Council Members

Join our winning team!

Just by looking at the English Schools’ FA social media or website, it is clear to see the incredible work we are doing within the world of Schools’ Football – none of this work is possible without the hard work and support of our national network of volunteers.

A key part of this network is the role of our Council Members, based across the country and we are recruiting for new members to take on this vital role.

Could you help change the face of schools’ football?

If you hold qualified teacher status and are a member of an ESFA affiliated Association then you are immediately eligible to apply for one of these roles. You will need to be nominated by an affiilated Association and be seconded by another affiliated Association – and that’s really all there is to it.

We are providing the opportunity for you to join our Council and play a vital role in the decision making processes involved within the governance of the whole of schools’ football in England. If you have ever felt ‘out of the loop’, that you have valuable insight to offer or can see opportunities for development and growth – then this opportunity is for you.

We are looking for nominations across the whole of the country for Council members to represent the North, the Midlands, the South East and the South West. This role is what you make it – if you’re not sure of the full requirements, or want to find out some more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrea Chilton, CEO for further details.

How to apply

Both the nomination and its seconding must come from affiliated Associations and must be received by the Chief Executive by 9am on Monday 15 April. Should competing eligible nominations be recieved, an election, to conclude by 10th May will be called.