ESFA invite you to 'Have Your Say'!

The English Schools’ Football (ESFA) is going on the road to consult with people who are involved or want to be involved in Schools’ Football.

Nine events are being held across the Country over a 4 week period either side of the Easter Holidays. The aim of the events is to provide an update on what the ESFA is doing, but to also gather the thoughts of the people who are involved with Schools’ football on a daily basis.

Mike Spinks, Chairman of the ESFA stated ‘The ESFA has been in existence over 110 years and has been at the forefront of providing football for school children during all this time and at all levels including successful International sides. However, it is important that we continually look at what we are doing. Football is changing, education has changed significantly over the last few years particularly around school sport and children in the 21st Century now have so many options and challenges we need to make sure the ESFA is meeting the requirements of those who are playing, running and teaching the game.’

‘We would like to hear from Heads of PE, School Games Organisers, Sports Partnerships, County FAs, Professional Clubs as well as our traditional membership of our District and County Associations. We want to ensure we gather feedback from all our partners to help us shape the ESFA for the next 4 years’

All events will run from 6pm-9pm, with a buffet provided on arrival. To book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing which event you wish to attend.

The event for the London and South-East region takes place in Middlesex, at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 22nd April.

For further information please contact Andy Weston via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07855 942337.

U14 Team edged out in thriller

Surrey 4-3 Middlesex 

The Middlesex Schools’ FA Under-14 squad put together another superb team performance “away” to Surrey at the excellent Hampton School 3G pitch in South-West Middlesex, but were undone by a goal in the last minute of the game, eventually losing 4-3.

Middlesex attacked the hosts from the kick off and were awarded a penalty after five minutes when Gareth Balekomoso was adjudged to have been pushed in the box. Reece Weekes stepped up to take the spot kick but the keeper dived to his right and saved well. This energised Surrey who surged forward to score two goals in quick succession.

It looked as though Surrey might extend their lead, but in-form ‘keeper Joe Ringer made an excellent point blank save to deny the hosts. Then just before half time the inspirational Middlesex captain Michael Adjei hit an inch perfect diagonal ball into the Surrey box, striker Ali Alanezi provided a glancing header into the corner of the net and made the score 2-1.

The goal restored belief into the Seaxes and the second half started with Middlesex on the attack. Hohmann came close with two efforts and Alanezi had a shot cleared off the line before Surrey broke to restore their two goal lead. 

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