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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.

Sponsors and Partners, The World of Schools' Football

ESFA Launch Partnership with Catapult Sports

The English Schools’ FA is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Catapult Sports, the global leader in elite sports performance technology.

The partnership has already seen Catapult’s PlayerTek Team technology used by the ESFA’s two England Squads, optimising their training and development through performance tracking.  ESFA affiliated schools and Associations will now also benefit from a discounted rate on Catapult’s award winning PlayerTek devices, as well as having the opportunity to try out Catapult’s new technology, PLAYR, with in-built sports science advice.

PlayerTek is the pioneering sports-performance tracking system that helps team managers make informed decisions by using technology that has previously only been available to the elite. Team managers can use PlayerTek to scientifically monitor player performances across training sessions and matches; tracking 10 main metrics, including speed, distance, power and player load. Using the information gathered to measure the physical performance of players, coaches can strategically plan how to push players to greater game performance, and reduce the risk of injury.

The perfect fit

The benefits of PlayerTek Team for use within schools’ football make it the perfect fit for a partnership with the English Schools’ FA. Giving both coaches and players the chance to view and analyse their playing statistics, the package provides an abundance of learning opportunities which can be utilised by PE teachers within lessons; continuing to showcase the versatility of football within an educational environment.

Richy Alderson, ESFA England U18 Team Manager said “The England U18 Schoolboys squad have already been utilising the technology and using the data to motivate themselves to run faster, further and longer in training and in games. The heat maps are also good for players and coaches alike to highlight where players spent most of their time on the pitch, relative to their position. Overall, the system is easy to use and a great tool to analyse data performance. I would recommend this product to any elite athlete”

Kieran Dannatt, Director of Sales at PlayerTek said; “We’re proud to partner with the English Schools FA; our cutting edge devices will help an already successful organisation embed new technology, with PlayerTek, into training, match day and the classroom. We look forward to helping the next generation of footballers improve their performance and sharing in their success at the end of the season.”

More to come

Look out for further information and updates on the new ESFA and Catapult partnership as we embark on this exciting new venture together. You can take a look at Catapult’s page on our website here or, for any further information on the benefits of PlayerTek for your teams, please contact conor.branson@catapultsports.com directly.