National Schools' Football Week

Schools’ Football Week 2021 – Save the date

The English Schools’ Football Association are delighted to announce the return of Schools’ Football Week, from 24 – 30 May 2021.

Schools’ Football Week is an ESFA initiative designed not only to highlight the huge scale of Schools’ Football in England, but also as an opportunity for schools, teams and clubs from across the country to embrace schools’ football and the wellbeing benefits it provides to pupils and players. With the anticipated lifting of restrictions on school and youth sport, the ESFA is looking forward to the 21/22 season and is keen, in the meantime, to draw attention to the wonderful world of Schools’ Football that, despite challenges, has been ever present throughout the last 12 months. The main focus for Schools’ Football Week 2021 is to provide an opportunity for children to get outside, have fun and enjoy being able to play sport with their school friends, competitively or otherwise.

We will be planning some different activities to take place throughout Schools’ Football Week and will keep you fully updated on these over the next few weeks. We will be officially launching Schools’ Football Week on Monday 19 April when we will be able to share with you all of our plans. We will be asking you to register activity taking place within your school so we can celebrate the participation numbers from across England.

In the meantime…

We are planning to host a specific day of activity on Wednesday 26 May, which will be known as Schools’ Football Week – Game On! On this day, we will be inviting all schools and colleges to host inter-house or intra-school tournaments – creating the biggest football match in the world! More details will be released, but in the meantime, please pop the date in your diary and think about how many matches your school could host on the 26th May.

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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.