ESFA National Finals

PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup – National Final Roundup 2022

The 9th ESFA PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup National Finals took place from the 23rd – 26h May at West Bromwich Albion FC, crowning 20 National Champions across the four days.

The PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Finals, attended by over 3,000 spectators, created a fantastic opportunity for hundreds of U12 – U15 players to step out onto the hallowed turf of The Hawthorns in a bid to become National Champions in their respective competitions. The PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup covers 20 competitions, providing Schools’ Cup, Small Schools’ Cup, Elite Cup, B Team Cup and Girls’ Cup competitions at the five U12 – U15 age groups.

This season’s Finals Festival proved to be a winning return to West Bromwich Albion, with full coverage of all 20 matches, an in-house MC to entertain the crowds and special guest appearances from professional players, gamers, content creators and freestyle footballers adding to the atmosphere across the four days.

The event also saw the inaugural PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup FIFA 22 Championship Finals take place on Wednesday 25th May. Hosted by The FIFA Analyst, the event was the culmination of 32 schools running knockout tournaments earlier in the season. The winner, Jack Shepherd from Bilton School in Warwickshire had a fantastic day and even enjoyed some time on the pitch being interviewed in front of the crowd, by the event MC.

The coverage of the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Finals has been viewed a staggering,100,000 times on the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV – if you haven’t already seen the fantastic skill on show – head over and check it out.

National Champions – Fixture Results 2022

Please find below a rundown of the 20 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Finals from the Hawthorns Stadium:

Monday 23rd May 2022

U12 9v9 PlayStation F.C. B Team Schools’ Cup Final
Kingsdale Foundation School (South London) 2 – 0 Cardinal Heenan CHS (Liverpool)

U12 9v9 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final
Thomas Telford School (Shropshire) 4 – 0 Shenfield High School (Essex)

U12 9v9 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final for Girls
Thorpe St Andrew School (Norwich) 1 – 7 Shenfield High School (Essex)

U12 9v9 PlayStation F.C. Small Schools’ Cup Final
St John’s Prep & Senior School (Greater London) 5 – 1 Wetherby High School (Leeds)

U12 9v9 PlayStation F.C. Elite Schools’ Cup Final
Northampton School for Boys (Northamptonshire) 3 – 1 St Bede’s RC School (Durham)

Tuesday 24th May 2022

U13 9v9 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final for Girls
South Hunsley School (Yorkshire) 1 – 5 Surbiton High School (Surrey)

U13 PlayStation F.C. Elite Schools’ Cup Final
South Hunsley School (Yorkshire) 4 – 3 Whitgift School (Surrey)

U15 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final for Girls
Eggbuckland Community College (Devon) 1 – 2 South Hunsley School (Yorkshire)

U13 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final
Chesterfield High School (Merseyside) 1 – 1 Hampton School (Greater London)
Chesterfield High School 3 – 5 Hampton School (penalties)

U15 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final
Formby High School (Merseyside) 2 – 1 Kingsdale Foundation School (South London)

Wednesday 25th May 2022

U15 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final for B Teams
Glyn School (Greater London) 0 – 2 Wright Robinson College (Manchester)

U14 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final for Girls
Wright Robinson College (Manchester) 0 – 5 Surbiton High School (Surrey)

U13 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final for B Teams
Wright Robinson College (Manchester) 1 – 1 Tunbridge Wells Grammar School (Kent)
Wright Robinson College 3 – 4 Tunbridge Wells Grammar School (penalties)

U14 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final for B Teams
West Hill School (Greater Manchester) 1 – 3 Hurstmere School (Kent)

U15 PlayStation F.C. Small Schools’ Cup Final
Buckswood School (Sussex) 2 – 2 Brooke House College (Leicestershire)
Buckswood School 5 – 4 Brooke House College (penalties)

Thursday 26th May 2022

U13 PlayStation F.C. Small Schools’ Cup Final
Bowland High School (Lancashire) 0 – 4 Royal Russell School (Surrey)

U14 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Final
Beechen Cliff School (Somerset) 0 – 2 Calday Grange Grammar School (Merseyside)

U14 PlayStation F.C. Elite Schools’ Cup Final
Horizon Community College (S. Yorkshire) 2 – 2 St Peter’s CHS (Gloucestershire)
Horizon Community College 4 – 3 St Peter’s CHS (penalties)

U15 PlayStation F.C. Elite Schools’ Cup Final
The English Martyrs School (Durham) 0 – 6 Ormiston Victory Academy (Norwich)

U14 PlayStation F.C. Small Schools’ Cup Final
LeAF Studio School (Dorset) 8 – 2 Moorland School (Lancashire)

The ESFA would like to thank PlayStation for their ongoing support of the ESFA Schools’ Cup competitions. The Association would also like to thank West Bromwich Albion FC for their support in staging this fantastic event.

Congratulations go to all the National Finalists for 21/22 as well as all of the schools, teachers, parents, players and pupils that make the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup the height of schools’ football competitions, season after season.

To find out how your school can enter the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup competitions for the 22/23 season, email competitions@schoolsfa.com for more information.

All photos are credited to official ESFA photographer, 353 Photo. Pictures are available to purchase online via their website.

ESFA National Finals

PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup National Finals 2022

The ESFA is delighted to announce the dates and venue for the 21/22 PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup National Finals

The PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup National Finals festival is returning for 2022 and will see 20 Under 12 – Under 15 National Schools’ Cup Champions crowned at The Hawthorns!

This will be the second time West Bromwich Albion has hosted the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Finals and this year, the event will take place from Monday 22nd – Thursday 26th May, with five finals per day kicking off at:

  • 9:30am
  • 11:30am
  • 1:30pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 5:30pm

West Bromwich Albion provides a fantastic venue to host 40 teams, taking part in 20 finals and by combining the use of the WBA Academy Dome as well as the main stadium, it provides every team with a fantastic match-day experience from warm up to their post-match meal.

The Hawthorns hosted the ESFA’s live Schools’ Cup draws back in February as part of Schools’ Football Week, so this year’s finalists will already have seen their quarter and/or semi-final draws take place at the stadium in West Bromwich.

Plenty more news will be forthcoming on this incredible set of National Finals, including the full fixture list and other PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup activities – but for now, the 23rd – 26th May is a date for the diary.

Keep an eye on the ESFA’s website and social media channels for further updates and both the ESFA and the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup teams hope to see you at the Hawthorns in May!