Man City’s Academy Stadium to host ESFA Premier League Finals for 2019
St Ivo School v Cramlington Learning Village in a English Schools Football Association Premier League Under 16 Schools Cup for Girls Final at bet365 Stadium on Thursday 10th May 2018 (c) Garry Griffiths | ThreeFiveThree Photography
ESFA National Final Winners at Stoke City FC Thursday 10th May 2018 – Saturday 12th May 2018 (c) Garry Griffiths | ThreeFiveThree Photography
Sandwell Academy v Ravens Wood School in a English Schools Football Association Premier League Under 16 Elite Schools Cup Final at bet365 Stadium on Thursday 10th May 2018 (c) Garry Griffiths | ThreeFiveThree Photography
Whitgift School v Calday Grange Grammar School in a English Schools Football Association Premier League Under 16 Schools Cup for Boys Final at bet365 Stadium on Thursday 10th May 2018 (c) Garry Griffiths | ThreeFiveThree Photography
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:
||ESFA PL U16 Small Schools’ Cup
||Brooke House College (Leicestershire) v Our Lady’s RC High School (Manchester)
||ESFA PL U16 Schools’ Cup for Girls
||St Ivo School (Cambridgeshire) v Horizon Community College (South Yorkshire)
||ESFA PL U16 Elite Schools’ Cup
||Carre’s Grammar School (Lincolnshire) v Thomas Telford School (Shropshire)
||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.
The National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.