The World of Schools' Football

ESFA begins search for new digital system

The Association requires a new state of the art digital interface…can your company help?

The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) is the national governing body for schools’ football, providing opportunities for more than 73,000 teams to play extra-curricular football each year. The charity is continuously looking to develop, govern and showcase the sport of football in schools in an increasingly effective, fresh, engaging and dynamic way, appealing to parents, pupils, teachers and investors alike. As part of this ambition, the ESFA needs a world-class digital platform that matches its position in the marketplace, and informs, engages and inspires millions more people to fall in love with the schools’ game.

The ESFA is therefore inviting interested parties to tender for the design and delivery of a new digital ecosystem. We’re looking for a collaborative and creative supplier who can support us to develop our systems to be flexible, sustainable and fit for the future. It is vital that this work integrates our operations across the Association.

It is important for us that we adopt an agile, user-led approach to we can place our membership at the heart of developments and ensure that technology enhances our model effectively, meeting our needs in a cost-efficient way.

The tender specification is available on request by emailing, CEO Andrea Chilton directly. 

The deadline for submission is Sunday 10th February – for further information, please also contact Andrea via the link above. 

ESFA Internationals, International Football

ESFA U15 Girls – England 2018/19 kit collection and pre-season preparations

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The ESFA’s search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in 2019 sees 18 girls from across England head to Shrewsbury this weekend for their kit presentation and first training session as a full squad.

Trials for the ESFA U15 England Schoolgirls’ began back in October 2018, where players nominated by their counties were whittled down through regional trials until the official squad was chosen after final trials took place at Stafford Town FC in December. This Sunday (13 December), the girls will be presented with their England Shirts during their day at Shrewsbury Sports Village, where they will then take part in various drills and training activities throughout the course of the day.

In the year of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, which helps highlight the importance and growth of the Women’s Game, the ESFA U15 squad will head over to Eindhoven courtesy of ESFA partners, inspiresport, for a warm weather training camp ahead of the Bob Docherty home nations tournament in Salou during April.