About ESPSFA

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

The following primary schools are affiliated to Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools’ FA:

Abbey

Adderly

Audley

Birches Green Junior

Brookvale

Brownmead

Colbourne

Chorpus Christi

Court Farm

Cromwell

Erdington Hall

Featherstone

Firs

Gunter

Harper Bell

Hawthorn

Heathlands

Highfield

Hillstone

Hodge Hill

Lea Forest

Leigh

Marsh Hill

Nansen

Nechells

Osborne

Oval

Paget

Parkfield

Rosary RC

Story Wood

St Barnabas

St Clements

St Joes B7

St Margaret Mary

St Mary and John

St Matthews

St Peter and St Paul

St Saviours

St Wilfred’s

Shaw Hill

Shirestone

Short Heath

Spade

Thornton

Ward End

Washwood Heath Primary

Yenton

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2 responses to “About ESPSFA

    • Yes Trey! Great minds! I’ve been trying to get us to play this for a while and hopefully if everyone is fit and present on Saturday we’ll play it. Callum up front on his own, you supporting him from the right and Ellis-Jay from the left. Then Sahib in the centre just in front of Josh and someone else. Keep up the tactics Trey!

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