Awards - ESFA California Raisin Awards Scheme
Supporting Health and Fitness in Children
Together with California Raisins, the ESFA has created a NEW award scheme to give you a bigger opportunity to get your pupils involved in football at your school.
There are 9 awards and certificates ranging from 1 Star to 5 Star for Primary Schools and Bronze, Silver and Gold for Secondary Schools. The first Star is just for involvement – no need to be in the school team or even the reserves – and no one is tested. It really is available to anyone who gets involved in football. Anyone can achieve the first 3 levels. The awards then progress through to improvement and excellence into team and district awards. There’s also a special Merit award, open to all school ages, which rewards spirit, conduct, effort and attitude.
There’s also a poster supplied with this pack which is for you to place in your school, for all the children to see how they can get involved.
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ESFA California Raisin Awards Scheme
Primary School Awards
This Award is available to any pupil who participates in a formal soccer lesson/ coaching/skills session. This should involve heading/passing/movement/commitment endeavour and sportsmanship. The Schools’ Football Initiative (Sfi) can support staff in Primary schools to provide an initial programme of soccer coaching.
This badge can be awarded to pupils who show an improvement in ability, endeavour, commitment and sportsmanship over a set period of time to be determined by the teacher. Involvement in out of school soccer may be taken into account in determining which pupils receive this award.
This Award is available to those pupils who have shown continued improvement in their ability and aptitude for football within the school. Pupils who have shown a high level of commitment, endeavour and sportsmanship.
This Award is for any pupil who has played for the school team or who has been named as a member of a squad. Pupils, who, over a period of time have shown commitment, loyalty, endeavour and sportsmanship.
The top award for primary pupils is for those who show outstanding ability, sportsmanship, endeavour and commitment over a period of time. This Award can be presented to a pupil who:
- already holds the 4 Star Award
- has played for the school/district representative team
- shows above average ability in the school team
Secondary School Awards
This badge is available to any player who has played for a school team or who has been named as one of the selected squad. Players should show ability, commitment endeavour and sportsmanship
A selective Award, which can only be made by the school or the Association. It is available for the player who:
- holds the Bronze Award
- has played for any District Association Team
- shows above average ability in his team at school
Players receiving the Silver Award should show a high level of commitment and sportsmanship
The premier award is for the very best players who have shown a high level of ability, commitment, endeavour and sportsmanship over a long period of time. Available to the player who has:
- gained a Silver Award
- played regular schools football for more than two seasons
- played regularly for a District Association side
- played for a County or other Representative schools team
- been recognised in any other way as an above average player
Awards for Merit
Available to both Primary and Secondary Schools; a badge to reward those pupils, who over a period of time, have shown loyalty, commitment, sportsmanship, dedication, aptitude, perseverance, regularity, effort and enjoyment within the schools’ football provision. This badge can be awarded for any valid reason – playing ability is not necessarily the main criteria.
Ordering Badges and Certificates
The Badge and Certificate are sold together and are available for purchase from the ESFA Online Shop.
If you prefer, you can DOWNLOAD and print off an order form.