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ESFA and Panini Team Up for Classroom Challenge 2019

Find out how your Primary School could be in the running to win a £2,000 cash prize!

As part of an ongoing initiative between The English Schools’ FA and Panini, primary schools across England are being offered the chance to take part in a competition that gives them the opportunity to win £2,000 cash for their school and a £50 voucher plus a football shirt of their choice for one lucky pupil.

Levi, a 2018 Classroom Challenge winner being presented with his prize at school with some Preston North End players in attendance

To celebrate Panini becoming the official providers of the Premier League Adrenalyn XL™ trading cards, they have created worksheets to include some maths and English exercises for pupils in selected schools across England to complete – because we firmly believe that football is relevant across the whole school curriculum.

Further to this, selected schools will have the opportunity to take part in this year’s Classroom Challenge competition, which will see pupils submit competition entries with the possibility to win some fantastic prizes both for themselves and their school.

In order to be in with a chance of becoming some of the first to receive the brand new Panini Premier League stickers as well as the chance to enter the competition, primary schools simply go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/esfapaninipl to register to take part.

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ESFA U16 Premier League Finals Announced

Man City’s Academy Stadium to host ESFA Premier League Finals for 2019

School pupils from across England will step out on to Man City’s Academy Stadium pitch in their Premier League sponsored football kits on Wednesday 8 May to play the final fixture of their season that will determine whether or not they are to become National Champions in 2019.

National Finalists in the four English Schools’ FA (ESFA) U16 competitions, sponsored by the Premier League will have the opportunity to play in front of crowds of their own supporters and local schools as their season draws to a close. Teams have played their way through up to 9 rounds of knockout national competition, which cumulates in this year’s Manchester-based finals. Teams will travel from across England to take part in the Premier League Final showcase, which will pit the best teams in the U16 age group in the country against each other during the prestigious event.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the day’s festivities, with free entry for everyone and no limit to the number of matches supporters can stay for. For the full fixture list, please see below;

ESFA U16 Premier League Finals Fixtures:

Kick off Competition Teams
11:30am ESFA PL U16 Small Schools’ Cup Brooke House College (Leicestershire) v Our Lady’s RC High School (Manchester)
1:30pm ESFA PL U16 Schools’ Cup for Girls St Ivo School (Cambridgeshire) v Horizon Community College (South Yorkshire)
3:30pm ESFA PL U16 Elite Schools’ Cup Carre’s Grammar School (Lincolnshire) v Thomas Telford School (Shropshire)
5:30pm ESFA PL U16 Schools’ Cup for Boys Thomas Estley Community College (Leicestershire) v John Spence Community High School (Northumberland)

For the third season, all four of these U16 National Finals will be streamed live online, with full commentary via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV; allowing supporters who are unable to make the journey the opportunity to watch live online and players to re-live every moment of their match, following the final whistle.

The English Schools’ FA and Premier League wish the very best of luck to all eight of this year’s National Finalists and look forward to welcoming them along to Manchester City on the 8 May.