The World of Schools' Football

New ESFA Campaign – Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Active

The ESFA’s latest campaign encourages Schools’ Footballers to stay active, ready for the football season ahead

Whilst the end of the 2019/20 Schools’ Football season and National Finals are on hold, the ESFA want to encourage Schools’ Football squads and individual players to continue to ‘stay active’ whilst staying home.

The ESFA want players to stay active and match-ready ahead of the 2020/21 season and will be working with sponsors and partners to provide teachers and pupils alike with ideas on how to both achieve and maintain this.

Launching with a brand new video of the England U15 Schoolgirls’ skills chain, the ESFA hope to see more schools’ football content being created that is similar to this and the Association will be sharing some fantastic ideas on how teams can get involved!

The Association understands this is a difficult time for everybody, but hope that the new campaign and content to follow will give some new and exciting ideas and opportunities to help Schools’ Footballers Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Active.

Make sure you follow both @SchoolsFootball and @PSSchoolsCup on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for lots more updates coming soon…!

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Internship Opportunities for 2020/21 Season

The ESFA are recruiting for interns to support the Association for the 2020/21 season

The English Schools’ FA (ESFA) have three intern vacancies for the 2020/21 season – starting from July 2020 until June 2020. The internship programme offered by the ESFA, whilst unpaid, is a fantastic opportunity for students on their ‘placement’ or ‘sandwich’ year, or graduates looking for some work experience before heading into future career opportunities.

There are three different areas for placement for the coming season, all of which provide unique, hands-on and exciting opportunities for the individuals undertaking the roles. From supporting the National Competitions Department in the running and administration of over 50 National Cup competitions, helping to create and implement intricate PR strategies and campaigns to content creation for all social media channels plus supporting crucial work with major sponsors and partners; there are some fantastic office-based chances to learn…but that’s not all; there will be opportunities to engage in event planning and management, travel across the country to attend events and generally have a hand right in the heart of running all things schools’ football!

National Competitions Co-ordinator

PR & Communications Intern

Social Media Intern

It’s easy to apply! Simply send a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter to ESFA CEO, Andrea Chilton via email by 14 April. Alternatively, submit your CV and cover letter via the website using the links above.

What our other interns have had to say…

Don’t just take our word for it, have a read of what two former interns have thought of their opportunities;

“It has been the first time I have worked in an office based environment, therefore it has helped to develop both my social and practical skills. The wide variety of tasks that came with the job meant that no days became monotonous. The finals at the end of the year brought a great end to the internship and gave me an idea of what it is like to work in a stadium on match day.  I will always be thankful to the ESFA and their staff for letting me be part of their team and if the opportunity arises for me to work with them again, I would love to. ”

National Competitions Co-ordinator

“My placement at the English Schools Football Association has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life and something I would highly recommend to anyone trying to gain some valuable experience in a workplace environment. With the brilliant support of the ESFA staff I have developed the skills needed to fulfil day to day responsibilities including running the social media channels, updating the website, communicating with partners, writing press releases and much more. I have also experienced the event side of marketing planning and running events around the country, capturing content and coordinating with the association’s sponsors. These are all skills that are impossible to develop in the classroom and ones that I can take forward in my career. I would like to thank all the staff at the ESFA for their amazing support and I hope to be back working with you all in the future. “

Marketing Intern

We look forward to speaking to you soon!