Erdington and Saltley has a long and rich history at both secondary school level and primary school level. The Erdington and Saltley Schools’ Football Association was formed in 1964, merging the old separate associations of Saltley and Erdington, whose origins go back many years.
However, despite this long history, there has not been a primary school team for several years up until 2012-13 when it was reformed.
Players from 48 schools (see Eligible Schools for a full and comprehensive list) qualify to represent the district and the standard of players is exceptionally high. Therefore, anyone who pulls on the jersey of Erdington and Saltley must be an incredibly talented individual!
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
Erdington and Saltley District covers:
- Alum Rock
- Hodge Hill
- Shard End
- Stockland Green
- Washwood Heath
The following primary schools are affiliated to Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools’ FA:
Birches Green Junior
St Joes B7
St Margaret Mary
St Mary and John
St Peter and St Paul
Washwood Heath Primary