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ESFA announce venue for National Finals 2023

The ESFA is delighted to announce a return to Stoke City FC for a huge 25 National Finals across Representative, Schools’ Cup and Super League competitions

The ESFA will be hosting an array of National Finals at Stoke City FC, crowning 25 National Champions across Representative, Schools’ Cup and Super League Competitions from U11-U18 age groups. The Events will take place between Sunday 30th April and Saturday 13th May with 4 finals per day at:

  • 11.30am
  • 13.30 pm
  • 15.30pm
  • 17.30pm

Darren Alcock, Director of Operations at the English Schools’ FA said, “We are delighted to be able to host our Under 16-Under 18 Inter-Schools’ Cup, ESFA U18 Super League, and our Inter-Association Finals at such a prestigious venue.  The facilities at Stoke City’s stadium are first class and will help us to offer the participating players the very best experience and reward the teams for their efforts in reaching the national finals. 

We would like to place on record our thanks to Stoke City FC for their kind and generous hospitality in allowing us to use their stadium and facilities.  We are very much looking forward to hosting all the players, staff, officials and communities of the schools and Associations involved.  It promises to be a fantastic couple of weeks, showcasing the very best of schools’ football

Plenty more news will be forthcoming on this huge set of National Finals, including the full fixture list, details on how you can attend, or watch online – but for now, 30th April- 13th May are the dates for the diary.

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U18 Schools’ Cup for Girls – Joint National Champions Crowned

Thomas Telford School and Barking Abbey School crowned National Champions in the 2019/20 U18 Schools’ Cup for Girls competition.

The English Schools’ FA has declared Thomas Telford School (Telford & Wrekin) and Barking Abbey School (Barking & Dagenham) joint champions of the U18 Schools’ Cup for Girls for Season 2019-2020.

The decision has been taken after Covid-19 prematurely ended the season and it was established that it would not be feasible for these teams to participate in this year’s National Final match.

Darren Alcock, ESFA National Competitions Manager said “Players and staff at Thomas Telford School and Barking Abbey have worked incredibly hard to reach this English Schools’ FA Cup Final.  We are very pleased to have reached a resolution for this final which recognises the effort, skill and determination of those involved with both teams.  To be crowned a National Champion is an extremely prestigious honour, so we hope that the players, staff and school communities will enjoy this accolade and we wish the players well in their future football endeavours.”