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Schools’ Football Week – Game On 2020

A day dedicated to promoting as much Schools’ Football activity as possible across England

Schools’ Football Week, an ESFA initiative, is a campaign designed to highlight both the importance and scale of Schools’ Football activity across England. From schools, to clubs, to community trusts and beyond, the benefits are the same and the ESFA are proud to govern and provide activity for children to get involved.

Schools’ Football Week – Game On: Thursday 6 February 2020

As part of this season’s SFW celebrations, the ESFA are introducing a new initiative to try and bring together all schools’ football players and participants on one, specific day – celebrating the wonderful world of Schools’ Football!

We want to use this opportunity to see how much activity we can register across all age groups, communities, players, pupils and teams – so we need your help!

All participants are encouraged to share posts on social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, tagging @SchoolsFootball and using the hashtag #SFWGameOn to share the activity taking place in your area. However big or small, we want to know about it and share in your success and celebrations. If you can, include in your messages how many players are taking part as well!

Everyone that registers activity using the #SFWGameOn hashtag on Thursday 6 February will be in with a chance of winning a money-can’t-buy prize, courtesy of our partners, Panini UK. Each school, team or club that participates will be entered into a draw to win a framed Panini sticker spread of their team – take a look at what they created for our England U18 squad last year…

Don’t miss out!

Not only can you win a wonderful bespoke gift for your eager participants, but don’t miss the fantastic opportunity to share your successes with us this Schools’ Football Week.

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ESFA England U15 Schoolgirls’- Official Squad Announcement

The ESFA have announced the 18 players chosen to represent the England U15 Schoolgirls’ for the 2019-2020 season!

The ESFA concluded their search for the best schools’ footballers that England has to offer yesterday (Sunday 1st December) with the final England U15 Schoolgirls’ trial taking place at Stafford Town F.C. The girls have progressed through a rigorous trial process from October until December to be finally selected to represent their country.

The players were first nominated by their county sides to attend regional trials that led to the construction of four regional squads, the North, Midlands, South East and South West. These squads then went head to head in step two of the trials process and formed the North and South Squads that traveled to Stafford Town yesterday for the final step of the process.

Making the final stage of the trials is a huge personal achievement for all the girls who attended and something they can be very proud of.

Phil Harding, ESFA Chairman said “We are delighted to be able to name this year’s England U15 Schoolgirls’ Squad today. It’s a fantastic achievement for these players to have made it through what is a tough trials process, to be able to go on and represent their school, their County and their Country for this year’s International Season. On behalf of the English Schools’ FA, I would like to congratulate each and every selected girl on their achievement and also pass on my thanks to their parents for the commitment and support they have also shown. Finally, I would like to congratulate each and every player that was selected to take part in this year’s trials process and wish them the very best for the rest of this season.”

A huge congratulations to the following girls:

Name

County

Name

County

Tori Almond

Northumberland

Kate Oakley

Cheshire

Macey Bannerman-Lloyd

Middlesex

Sophia Poor

Leicestershire

Delphi Cole

West Midlands

Poppy Pritchard

Northumberland

Lucy Cooper

Dorset

Jessica Simpson

Lancashire

Rebecca Ferguson

Northumberland

Megan Sofield

Lancashire

Aimee Flood

Northamptonshire

Leonie Telford

Essex

Olivia Lowe

Nottinghamshire

Isabelle Wade

Greater Manchester

Katie McClean

Essex

Gemma Whitchurch

Buckinghamshire

Niamh O’Neill

Kent

Mikayla Wildgoose

Leicestershire

This final selected squad will go on to compete in some friendly matches in the New Year, including a game against the ISFA U15 girls. They will then be involved in some preparatory training before their competitive fixtures at the end of the season in the Bob Docherty Cup. 

The ESFA would like to once more congratulate all the players that were put forward for England Schoolgirls trials this season and wish those players that haven’t been selected the very best of luck with the rest of their season and footballing careers.