- Football has been a part of the School Games since their inception and is the most popular sport in the UK.
- Through the School Games, The Football Association (FA), English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) and Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA) wish to provide opportunities for young people who would not ordinarily have the chance to represent their school in football/futsal fixtures. Football’s key focus and priority work for SGOs in terms of raising participation in Primary Girls (years 5/6) and Secondary Disability football (years 7-11)
- Football is a simple game which involves two even teams (up to 11v11) kicking a ball into a rectangular goal with a net. Players will generally score with their feet but can use any part of their body apart from their hands and arms. Matches are played over 2 even time periods of ‘halves’ but games can be played straight through in mini-soccer and festival formats.
New resources for Teachers and SGOs below!
Check out the Pokémon Futsal Challenge. A fun filled activity which gets kids moving with the purpose of maximising the School Games values and ensuring all children can achieve.
The challenge is for everyone, regardless of ability, disability, impairment or health condition and can also be used as virtual warm up ahead of the summer School Games Futsal competition. Click below to download the resources.
Also, don't miss your chance to win a Pokémon Kit Bag! By being one of:
- The first 100 SGOs to log the challenge on School Games competition calendar
- The first 100 SGOs to promote the challenge to teachers via social media using #PokémonFUTSALCHALLENGE
- The first 100 schools to post about their event on social media using #PokémonFUTSALCHALLENGE
(To claim your free Pokémon Kit Bag CLICK HERE).
- A 100 SGOs, drawn at random, that has reported school and participant data on the School Games competition calendar
For terms and
conditions please click here.