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.

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Calling all Midlands-based primary schools…

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Join our winning team!

As part of an ongoing initiative between The English Schools’ FA and Panini, primary schools in selected areas across England are being offered the chance to receive some FREE pupil worksheets, ROAD TO UEFA EURO 2020™ ADRENALYN XL™ Trading Cards and the chance to win a £1,000 school sports equipment voucher.

Panini have created some worksheets that will hopefully inspire pupils to use their trading cards to complete art, maths and English-based activities – because we firmly believe that football is relevant across the whole school curriculum.

Design a shirt

Furthermore, for schools selected to receive these fantastic goodies, there will also be the opportunity for pupils to enter a competition to win a £1,000 Pendle Sports voucher for their school and a £50 Pendle Sports voucher for the winning pupil to spend on equipment for themselves.

We are looking to register schools in the following areas;










West Midlands


If your school resides in one of these areas then, hurry! Registration is only open until 1 April, so for the opportunity to receive these FREE resources and competition packs, primary schools simply need to visit and register their school.

The ESFA are working to try and be more inclusive for primary schools across England within their activity and the partnership with Panini provides the perfect opportunity to be able to do so. Registration is quick and completely free – and you could be in with a chance of providing some fun classroom resources and treats for your school.