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Governing Bodies 

English Schools’ FA 

The English Schools’ Football Association was founded in 1904 and is the governing body of Schools’ Football in England. It is responsible for the running and development of Schools Competitions and Festivals for Boys and Girls at Primary and Secondary school age.

The Football Association (FA) works with ESFA to support high quality, coordinated Inter School Football competition programmes for all young people. The Association run national competitions from Under 11 to Under 19 age groups. This provides opportunities for young people to have the experience of playing at a higher level by representing their schools in a national recognised competition with all of the finals taking place at professional Stadia. In the last few seasons, the ESFA has had finals at The Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford, Anfield, Stamford Bridge, Craven Cottage, Goodison Park, The Hawthorns and even Wembley Stadium.

The ESFA’s Centenary year was in 2004. England Schoolboys v Rest of World was played at Aston Villa FC to celebrate this. The game saw over 10,000 spectators attend.

West Midlands County Schools’ FA 

While the English Schools’ FA have overall responsibility for schools’ football in England, the West Midlands County Schools’ FA oversee competitions on a regional scale. The WMCSFA has three prestigious inter-district competitions:

  • Under 11s inter-district league – Brighton Clifton Shield
  • Under 11s inter-district knock-out cup – Burton Shield
  • Under 11s inter-district 7-a-side

Birmingham Primary Schools’ FA 

The city of Birmingham is split into seven districts – Aston and West Birmingham, East Birmingham, Erdington and Saltley, Harborne, Kings Norton, South Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield – with each district having its own schools’ FA and inter-schools competitions.

Each district has a representative football team for both girls and boys, competing locally and nationally against fellow school associations.

The BPSFA holds a number of inter-district competitions each season for the seven Birmingham districts.

The following are boys’ competitions:

  • Inter-district 9-a-side league
  • Inter-district 9-a-side cup – Chris Smith Cup
  • Inter-district 7-a-side cup
  • Inter-district 5-a-side/Futsal cup
  • Daniel Sturridge Cup

The following are girls’ competitions:

  • Inter-district 7-a-side cup – BPSFA Cup
  • Eniola Aluko Cup
  • BCFC Cup
  • AVFC Cup
  • Inter-district 5-a-side/Futsal cup


Lamborghini Birmingham 

The start of the 2015/16 season saw Lamborghini Birmingham (2 Wingfoot Way, Fort Parkway, Birmingham, B24 9HF) become the sponsors of the under 11 boys team. Their generous support ensured we started the season with a fully matching kit for the first time ever!


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