ESFA Internationals, featured

England U15 Schoolgirls victorious in first game of Eindhoven Training Camp

England’s Schoolgirls got their training camp off to a winning start with a 2-0 win over UVVA in Utrecht on Sunday afternoon.

After a weather affected journey to the Netherlands it was a bright and early start for the trip North but there was no sign of tiredness as the girls began the game on the front foot.

Tori Almond and Kate Oakley had already seen goals chalked off for offside before Almond finally took advantage of a through ball to skip round the keeper and roll the ball into the net for a 1-0 lead.

With the strong wind causing a few problems it was England who could have extended their lead before the break but  Isabelle Wade just failed to connect with her header when a cross held up in the wind 8 yards out.

The second half saw a number of changes to the team but with a swirling wind in their face the chances for free flowing football were few and far between and the home side could have drawn level with a wind assisted shot that clipped the outside of the post.

It was left for two of the substitutes, Lucy Cooper and Megan Sofield, to settle the result late on when the former forced the Dutch defence into a mistake which allowed her to cross for Sofield to side foot home from 6 yards out.

All in all a satisfactory afternoon’s work for the girls who ended the afternoon with a tour of the KNVB Campus, home of the Dutch National football teams, before returning to their hotel to relax before their next game on Tuesday evening.

Photo Credit: 353 Photography 

Sponsors and Partners

ESFA & inspiresport Continue their Partnership for 2019/20

The inspiresport and ESFA Partnership Continues into 2019-20

The sports tour provider inspiresport, who have been partnered with the English Schools’ FA for over 11 years, will continue to support ESFA member schools into the coming season.

Let them inspire your school

Designed to develop skills and inspire confidence in students no matter what their ability, their tailored sports development tours to the UK and Europe offer professional coaching at some of Europe’s top professional clubs and federations, including…

  • World-class coaching
  • Pre-arranged matches against local opposition
  • Attend professional fixtures
  • Stadium and museum tours
  • Dedicated tour director
  • FREE staff places

ESFA Chairman Phil Harding said about the continued partnership,

“Working alongside inspiresport to offer such wonderful sporting experiences at top-quality venues is a huge bonus to the ESFA. Having personally enjoyed what they offer I can fully endorse the excellent testimonials they receive from our Member Schools. Their continued support for our ESFA International Programmes really enhances the opportunities available to our players and we are delighted to be working in partnership with them again in 2019-20.”  

Contacting inspiresport

The inspiresport website has all the information you need to get involved with the fantastic opportunities they provide and as an ESFA member school, you can discover the additional benefits made available to you through this partnership.

View tour options | Request a quote | Email inspiresport

Current Offer | Chelsea FC and Man City FC 2-day tour options from only £189pp

Inspiresport and our International Programme

Further to the fantastic sports tours provision inspiresport are able to offer to ESFA member schools, they are also the continued proud sponsor of the ESFA’s International programme for both the U18 Boys’ and U15 Girls’ national squads. The ESFA have been delighted with the fantastic opportunities that inspiresport have been able to give to former schoolboy and schoolgirl England players and look forward to another season in partnership with inspiresport and our prestigious squads.

The English Schools’ FA would like to thank inspiresport for their continued support of Schools’ Football and look forward to another excellent season, with their support.