School Sports Partnerships
The English Schools' Football Association has been delivering inter school and representative competition for over 100 years and has the remit from the Football Association and DfES to provide a comprehensive competition structure based around the recently issued Competition Framework.
PDMs and Competition Managers have received a copy of the
ESFA 2012-2013 Handbook which details all the National competitions and the contacts in the 406 Local District Schools' Football Associations who will manage the local competitive football between schools and provide for local representative teams. The 57 County Schools' Football Associations provide countywide competitions for schools and the next tier of representative opportunities.
If the new Competition Framework is to work to the advantage of all the students in our schools PDMs, Competition Managers and indeed other outside agencies such as County FA or local Authority Football Development Officers must approach the appropriate schools' football association (local or county) in advance of any arrangements being made for authorisation and sanction.
PDMs and Competition Managers are welcome to contact the ESFA HQ in Stafford if they need any advice on football matters (insurance, Laws etc) or are unable to contact the local schools' FA secretary.