An interactive vote to crown the ‘best goal’ of the 2019/20 National Finals
On Thursday (12 November), the ESFA will be launching the first round of the ESFA Goal of the Finals compeition via Twitter. 16 goals have been shortlisted from the 2019/20 National Finals coverage at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in October and will now be put to the public vote in order to whittle the nominees down to just one, which will be named ‘Goal of the Finals’.
The ESFA will be posting the first 16 videos and launching votes between 1pm & 2pm on Thursday and voting will be closed on Sunday evening. The semi-final vote will take place on Thursday 19 November and the final vote on Wednesday 25 November, with the winner being announced on Friday 27th.
The ESFA are delighted to be able to showcase some of the excellent talent and skill shown off by schools’ footballers at the ‘height’ of the 2019/20 season and are looking forward to sharing the videos across social media this week.
A celebration of the 2019/20 Players of the Match!
Following October’s National Finals, completing the 2019/20 season, we wanted to look back and congratulate our Players of the Match from the fixtures that were played.
Commentators from each of the live streamed National Finals tell us their top four players in their match, which we then put to a live public vote via @SchoolsFootball on Twitter. The polls, which racked up hundreds of votes, crowned 13 Players of the Match during the 19/20 Finals.
All photos are courtest of official ESFA photographer, 353 Photography – and you can view and purchase photos from all of the recent finals via their website.
Whitgift School’s no. 8, Leo Umeh U12 Elite Schools’ Cup Final St Bede’s & Byron College 3 – 3 Whitgift School (6 – 5 after penalties)
Claremont School’s no. 11, Jaydon Fuller U14 Small Schools’ Final Repton 0 – 4 Claremont School
St Mary’s College’s no. 5, Hayden Allmark U12 Small Schools’ Final St Michael’s CE Middle School 1 – 2 St Mary’s College
St Mary’s College’s no. 11, Dan Molloy U15 Small Schools’ Final Buckswood School 3 – 1 St Mary’s College
Wade Deacon’s no. 7, Cai Jones U15 Schools’ Cup Final Ivybridge Community College 1 – 1 Wade Deacon School (4 – 3 after penalties)
Ivybridge College’s no. 4, Tiana Campbell U15 Girls’ Cup Final Walkden High School 3 – 6 Ivybridge Community College
Bishop Stortford’s no. 9, Joe Nardelli U14 Schools’ Cup Final Turton School 1 v 2 The Bishop Stortford High School
Ewell Castle’s no. 1, Spike Brits U13 Small Schools’ Cup Final Ewell Castle 1 – 5 St Bede’s College
Wilson’s School’s no. 1, Ellis Jarold, U18 Schools’ Cup Final Repton School 3 – 0 Wilson’s School
Shenfield High Schools’ no. 6, Harrison Parker U13 Elite Schools’ Cup Final Sandwell Academy 0 – 0 Shenfield High School (10 – 11 after penalties)
Hodgson Academy’s no. 9, Beth Strutton U14 Girls’ Cup Final Hodgson Academy 5 – 4 Shenfield High School
Brooke House College’s no. 8, Risse U16 Small Schools’ Cup LeAF Studio School 1 – 7 Brooke House College
St Peter’s Catholic Schools’ no. 16, Matthew Masterson U13 Schools’ Cup Emerson Park 4 – 5 St Peter’s School
Croydon SFA’s no. 10, Rizgar Bedir U13 Inter Association Cup Final Gateshead 2 – 2 Croydon (Gateshead win after penalties)
Bedfordshire CSFA’s no. 14, Oliver Brennan U16 Inter County Cup Final Bedfordshire CSFA 1 – 2 Staffordshire CSFA