About District Football


Also known as representative football, district football encompasses both District and County football opportunities, with a team being formed via player selection from schools within the Association boundaries. The boundaries of Erdington and Saltley includes the communities of Erdington, Saltley, Nechells, Hodge Hill, Shard End and Bromford.

What is district football?

District football is the highest level of schools’ football and a great opportunity for players to be recognised as the best in Birmingham!

Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools’ FA currently runs three district football teams – Under 10s Boys, Under 11s Boys and Under 11s Girls.

Each year, the 45 primary schools affiliated to Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools’ FA are asked to nominate their best footballers to attend the annual trials. Once the annual trials are concluded, those picked to represent Erdington and Saltley compete against other districts from across Birmingham, the West Midlands and nationally.

How does playing for the district work?

All boys and girls picked to represent the district can continue to play for their Sunday league team or professional academy side. Schools’ district football takes place mainly on Saturday mornings and runs alongside Sunday league and academy football.

District football compliments Sunday league and academy football by providing children with the opportunity to play competitive football via English Schools’ FA competitions. It provides them the opportunity to play alongside their schoolmates, while representing the community in which they live.

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