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England U18 Schoolboys v Australia U18 Schoolboys

The England U18 Schoolboys will head to Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park on Saturday 25 January to play this year’s International friendly fixture against the U18 Australian Schoolboys.

The England squad will receive their official home kit, newly sponsored by Utilita, on Saturday morning at the ESFA’s Headquarters in Stafford ahead of the match and will have the opportunity to proudly wear the 3 Lions badge during the afternoon’s game, which is due to kick off at 2:15pm. As part of School Sport Australia’s UK and ROI tour, spanning January, the travelling team will visit Stafford Town this weekend, to take part in this exciting fixture for the second consecutive year.

The ESFA are delighted to announce that the full match will be streamed live via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV – providing a fantastic viewing experience for supporters who are unable to travel, including those back in Australia.

In light of the devastating bush fires in Australia, the English Schools’ FA would like to invite supporters to make a donation to the Australian Red Cross in order to support their efforts in helping those affected by the fires. The ESFA’s Just Giving page can be found here:

Spectators are encouraged to come along to Stafford Town to get a glimpse of the squad before they embark on their SAFIB Centenary Shield fixtures, which begin in March with an away fixture against Northern Ireland. Tickets can be purchased on entry at £5 for an Adult and £3 concession.

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Schools Football Week- 3rd -7th February 2020

Schools’ Football Week is almost here – don’t forget to register for some amazing opportunities

We are really excited to be bringing you Schools’ Football Week from the 3 – 7 February. The campaign is all about celebrating Schools’ Football in whatever format it takes shape for you. Without your input we can’t paint an accurate picture of the schools’ football landscape in England, which is exactly what we want to do.

It’s really simple to register – just follow the link below and let us know how you will be celebrating Schools’ Football Week this year. From something as small as organising a five-a-side match at lunchtime, to something larger like running a week’s worth of football-based classroom based lessons – whatever your contribution, it will really help us to celebrate together. Even if you aren’t planning activity, it would still be great if you could register, just to show your support for the campaign and the importance of recognising the hard work and time that goes into Schools’ Football in this country.

For all registered activity you could be in with a chance of winning 30 tickets to a free tour of Wembley Stadium – a good enough reason in itself to keep us updated!

Pupil Survey

We also really want to take the opportunity to give your pupils the chance to really have a voice on the world of football – this is open to all pupils of all ages – we really want to get a good idea of how children feel about the landscape of football as a whole. This isn’t just for players, this really is for anyone who wants the chance to share their opinions.

Pupils can log the name of their school whilst completing the survey and this will automatically enter the school into a draw to win a free football kit for a squad of 15 from our Official Kit Suppliers, Pendle – an opportunity not to be missed. Please share the link below with your pupils for them to take part –

Getting social

We have some great logos and assets to share with you, you can download them here. We want to create a real presence of the campaign on social media – and for those of you involved to also share videos, photos and details on what you are doing to celebrate Schools’ Football Week.

We will be tracking all posts that include the hashtags #SchoolsFootballWeek and #SFWGameOn and will be entering all of these posts into a draw to win some additional prizes and rewards – so make sure you keep us updated and don’t miss out. We’ll share some more information over the coming weeks, so stay tuned!