2020/21 Team Trials – Register your son or daughter today!

About Erdington and Saltley and District Football 

Birmingham is Europe’s biggest education authority. There are over 350 primary schools in England’s Second City and for footballing purposes, these schools are divided into seven districts. These districts are:

  1. Erdington and Saltley
  2. Aston
  3. East Birmingham
  4. Harborne
  5. Kings Norton
  6. South Birmingham
  7. Sutton Coldfield

There are 49 primary schools in Erdington and Saltley spread across the following areas:

  • Alum Rock
  • Bromford
  • Erdington
  • Hodge Hill
  • Nechells
  • Saltley
  • Shard End
  • Stechford
  • Stockland Green
  • Tyburn
  • Washwood Heath

Each year, these 49 schools are asked to nominate players to attend trials for the district team – the best footballers, playing with the best and against the best.

Our schools are:




Birches Green




Corpus Christi

Court Farm


Erdington Hall




Harper Bell





Hodge Hill

King Solomon

Lea Forest


Marsh Hill



Oasis Short Heath.






Shaw Hill


St. Barnabas

St. Clements

St. Josephs B7

St. Margret Mary

St. Mary & St. John

St. Matthews

St. Peter & Paul

St. Saviours

St. Wilfreds


Story Wood


Ward End



All district players continue to represent their weekend team or academy side. District football games take place on Saturday mornings for boys and Saturday evenings for girls.

An illustrious list of players have represented the district over the years with many going on to ply their trade in the professional arena, including the following:

Gabriel Agbonlahor – Aston Villa and England

Darren Byfield – Aston Villa and Jamaica

Julian Dicks – Birmingham City, West Ham and England U21

Ian Taylor – Aston Villa

Gary Shaw – Aston Villa, England U21, PFA Player of the Year 1981, European Cup Winner 1982

Darius Vassell – Aston Villa, Manchester City and England

Barry Bannan – Aston Villa and Scotland


2020/21 District Trials

Please follow the link below to complete the trial nomination process for the Erdington and Saltley district trials. The nomination window closes at midnight on Friday 1st May 2020.

Parents are also asked to consider the following conditions before confirming the trial offer:

  • Due to the high volume of trialists across our entire squad range, we will not be able to provide individualised feedback after the trial;

  • ESPSFA will endeavour to communicate trial outcomes as soon as possible upon the completion of trials but decisions may to take up to 2/3 weeks in some cases;

  • If your son or daughter is currently in an 2019/20 squad then please DO NOT register them as they will be automatically called back for 2020/21 trials;

  • All successful trialists must be committed to the ESPSFA training and games programme – do not register your son for the trials, only to withdraw from the team before the end of the summer holidays!

  • All parents must be respectful towards all district coaches, players and officials. The coaches are volunteers and the players are children.


Register your son or daughter for the 2020/21 trials now.


The date, time and venue of the trials: 

In light of the ongoing international health pandemic, the final details of the 2020/21 trials – including date, time and venue – will be emailed to the parents of all registered players ASAP. Therefore, it is imperative that you register your child today in order to receive further information. 


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