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Schools’ Football Week 2023- Feedback from the players

The English Schools’ FA have received some fantastic Schools’ Football Week 2023 feedback from across the country. The ESFA were delighted with the amount of children taking part in activity and enjoying the benefits that playing football at school brings. However, they would love to hear from the most important people involved, the pupils taking part!

The ESFA’s player engagement campaign is aimed at celebrating the benefits of schools’ football through peers encouraging each other to get involved. As part of the ESFA’s ongoing mission, to seek feedback from players who take part in ESFA activity or schools’ football in general, they would like to invite your players to answer the following questions:

  • What did you enjoy most about participating in football activities for Schools’ Football Week 2023?  
  • Were you excited to take part in Schools’ Football Week 2023 and what were you most looking forward to during the week?  
  • Has taking part in Schools’ Football Week 2023 encouraged you to take part in more Schools’ Football activity? If so, why?

The ESFA would like you to submit videos of your pupils answering the above questions, using the advice provided in the video submission guide downloadable below. They will then choose the best three video submissions which will feature on the ESFA website and social media channels. The students who feature in these three videos will receive a receive a £25 Amazon gift card for their achievement and the winning schools will also receive £100 worth of football essentials to help further support schools’ football in your school. Students should base their answers off the 15 benefits of schools’ football, available to download below and think about which benefits affected them when taking part in Schools’ Football Week 2023.

Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 17th March.

Schools' Football Week

Free Coerver Coaching Courses – Sign up here

There’s no time to waste – the link to register for the free Coerver Coaching sessions as part of Schools’ Football Week, in partnership with Pro:Direct Sport is available now!

Coerver Coaching specialist, Scott Wright is presenting two 45 minute online sessions after school next week, one for primary school coaching and one for secondary school coaching. These are open to anyone who is interested in creating or maintaining schools’ football activity and we are keen to invite as many school staff as possible to take part.

The ESFA and Pro:Direct are keen to utilise Schools’ Football Week to not only celebrate schools’ football but also to help to generate more interest, more activity and more opportunities for school pupils in England. Coerver Coaching are supporting this mission by providing their “The recipe for effective coaching” workshop, which is live and interactive and a fantastic experience for all those involved in schools’ football to take part in. Whether you are new to the idea and want to learn some new tips and tricks or whether you are looking to find some new ways to engage with pupils.

These training sessions aren’t just a one-off, following the sessions, attendees will also receive a full half-term session plan (6 weeks) and an exclusive discount to attend the Coerver Virtual Intro course.

Click the link above or below to register your attendance at the relevant course for you and the ESFA, Pro:Direct and Coerver Coaching look forward to welcoming you along!

Primary School Session – Wednesday 8th February | 4pm – 4:45pm

Secondary School Session – Thursday 9th February | 4pm – 4:45pm