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ESFA and inspiresport continue partnership for the 2021/22 season

The ESFA is delighted to announce that their partnership with inspiresport is continuing for another season.

The ongoing partnership, now into its 10th year, is testament to the mutual values held by both organisations, recognising the importance of fun and promoting sporting values with the aim of enriching young people’s lives and creating life-long memories.

This year, following the COVID-19 pandemic, providing opportunities for all players, whatever their ability, is more important than ever. This partnership will help to create these opportunities for schools’ football players across England.

Steve Butchart, Managing Director of inspiresport said “We’re very happy to continue our support of the English Schools’ Football Association for another season and can’t wait to get the U15 Girls and U18 Boys teams away on their respective development tours. Offering opportunities to players of all abilities is the backbone of what we do at inspiresport, and after the challenges of the past 18 months, it’s a great feeling to work with our partners at the ESFA on their elite requirements again whilst also being able to offer similar experiences to the ESFA member schools.”

ESFA Chairman, Mark Hignett said about the continued partnership, “We are delighted to once again be working with inspiresport for the 21/22 season. Aside from the great opportunities that they provide for school children across England with their sports tours, inspiresport also provide a fantastic training camp experience for the ESFA’s England U15 Schoolgirls and U18 Schoolboys. After the 2019/20 England squads’ experiences were cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are excited to see what inspiresport are able to offer to our squads in 2022 and look forward to going on their journey with them”

For more information on Inspiresports range of domestic, European or long-haul football tour destinations visit https://www.inspiresport.com/tours/football/

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ESFA Announce Utilita as new Principal Partner

The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) is delighted to announce Utilita, the smart energy experts, as a new Principal Partner to the Association and sponsors of the ESFA’s YouTube channel, ESFA TV.

Utilita, who are about to officially launch a brand new #EnergyHigh5 campaign, encouraging the nation to make five simple adjustments to their energy habits at home in order to make a big saving on wasted energy as well as their bills, have partnered with the ESFA to support the activity undertaken by their two England squads for the next three years.

Thanks to the new partnership, the ESFA will be able to heighten their coverage of their international activity for the England U15 Schoolgirl and England U18 Schoolboy squads, from January 2020 as the International season gets underway. As the new Official Energy Partner of the Association, Utilita will initially support the activity provided for the two squads and are also the official front of shirt sponsors for this season’s kit – emblazoning all 36 players with their Energy High 5 campaign branding, to help spread their message to “waste less energy and start saving money”.

Phil Harding, ESFA Chairman said; “The English Schools’ Football Association is very pleased to have secured sponsorship from Utilita and to be able to formally announce them as a Principal Partner for the Association from January 2020. The International activity provided by the Association for young players in England really is the pinnacle of schools’ football activity and to be able to increase the value of what we can provide for them through this partnership, is a real asset to the Association. We are keen to help promote and to support their Energy High 5 campaign – as we believe this conveys an important message and one that we should all be sharing in to help stop wasted energy in England.”

Jem Maidment, Director of Marketing and Communications said; “Utilita is proud of its growing commitment to British football – from Premier League, to grassroots – so we are delighted to be supporting the ESFA and the future stars of English football.

“We also want to use our partnership with the ESFA to spread our message to encourage England’s young people to reduce their energy usage as part of our new #EnergyHigh5 campaign.”

Utilita and English Schools’ Football

New English Schools’ FA England kits with logo from kit sponsor and Principal Partner, Utilita

The 2020 International season will begin this Sunday 12 January when the England U15 Schoolgirls will be presented with their new kit ahead of their first friendly match against the Independent Schools’ FA (ISFA) at Charterhouse School in Godalming. The England U18 Schoolboys will also be playing their first friendly fixture of the season against the RAF at Oxford City FC on Sunday 12 January and will receive their new England kit on Saturday 25 January at Stafford Town FC ahead of their second friendly against the Australia Schoolboys squad.

The ESFA is delighted to welcome Utilita on board with the Association and look forward to a continued partnership over the coming years.