National Schools' Football Week

Schools’ Football Week 2021 – Save the date

The English Schools’ Football Association are delighted to announce the return of Schools’ Football Week, from 24 – 30 May 2021.

Schools’ Football Week is an ESFA initiative designed not only to highlight the huge scale of Schools’ Football in England, but also as an opportunity for schools, teams and clubs from across the country to embrace schools’ football and the wellbeing benefits it provides to pupils and players. With the anticipated lifting of restrictions on school and youth sport, the ESFA is looking forward to the 21/22 season and is keen, in the meantime, to draw attention to the wonderful world of Schools’ Football that, despite challenges, has been ever present throughout the last 12 months. The main focus for Schools’ Football Week 2021 is to provide an opportunity for children to get outside, have fun and enjoy being able to play sport with their school friends, competitively or otherwise.

We will be planning some different activities to take place throughout Schools’ Football Week and will keep you fully updated on these over the next few weeks. We will be officially launching Schools’ Football Week on Monday 19 April when we will be able to share with you all of our plans. We will be asking you to register activity taking place within your school so we can celebrate the participation numbers from across England.

In the meantime…

We are planning to host a specific day of activity on Wednesday 26 May, which will be known as Schools’ Football Week – Game On! On this day, we will be inviting all schools and colleges to host inter-house or intra-school tournaments – creating the biggest football match in the world! More details will be released, but in the meantime, please pop the date in your diary and think about how many matches your school could host on the 26th May.

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Schools’ Football Week – Game On 2020

A day dedicated to promoting as much Schools’ Football activity as possible across England

Schools’ Football Week, an ESFA initiative, is a campaign designed to highlight both the importance and scale of Schools’ Football activity across England. From schools, to clubs, to community trusts and beyond, the benefits are the same and the ESFA are proud to govern and provide activity for children to get involved.

Schools’ Football Week – Game On: Thursday 6 February 2020

As part of this season’s SFW celebrations, the ESFA are introducing a new initiative to try and bring together all schools’ football players and participants on one, specific day – celebrating the wonderful world of Schools’ Football!

We want to use this opportunity to see how much activity we can register across all age groups, communities, players, pupils and teams – so we need your help!

All participants are encouraged to share posts on social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, tagging @SchoolsFootball and using the hashtag #SFWGameOn to share the activity taking place in your area. However big or small, we want to know about it and share in your success and celebrations. If you can, include in your messages how many players are taking part as well!

Everyone that registers activity using the #SFWGameOn hashtag on Thursday 6 February will be in with a chance of winning a money-can’t-buy prize, courtesy of our partners, Panini UK. Each school, team or club that participates will be entered into a draw to win a framed Panini sticker spread of their team – take a look at what they created for our England U18 squad last year…

Don’t miss out!

Not only can you win a wonderful bespoke gift for your eager participants, but don’t miss the fantastic opportunity to share your successes with us this Schools’ Football Week.