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Welcome to the Staffordshire Schools' Football Association



Jul 8, 2018

These take place at Stafford Town FC tomorrowMonday 9th of July with the U14 Boys starting at 5-15pm and the Under 18's at 6-50 pm. Generally the number of schoools who have failed to nominate players is really disappointing. So many girls and boys will not be seen, who may be of the rquired standard, due to schools failing to nominate their best player. Less than 30% of secondaty/middle schools have bothered to nominate players.

Those attending and who eventually gain selection will have a great experience in front of them.

Next Monday the16th, the Under 16 and Under 15 boys will be trialling,again at StaffordTown FC.

Jul 1, 2018

Monday 2nd of July sees the U14 and U16 Girls trials take place at Stafford Town FC. The u14 G from 5-15 until 6-45  and the U16 girls follow them until 8-30.

The response from schools for girls nominations has been extremely poor with fewer tha 18 schools from over 80 nominating girls.. Staffordshire have a proud tradition of turning out competitive teams and have regularly won the Midlands championships in both age groups as well as the U16 girls being crowned national champions.

The girls have also had an ESFA England representationevery year since the establishment of the International team and some girls will inevitably miss out on such opportunities.

The following two Mondays see the 4 boys trials take place .

Jun 12, 2018

The provisional dates for the trials for all teams are below. Only players nominated by their schools will be considered for trials and this information will be with schools late this week.

Monday 2nd July Under 14 Giirls 5-15 till 6-45 U16 G  6-50 till 8-30

Monday 9th July Under 14 Boys  5-15 till 6-45 Under 18 Boys  6-50 till 8-30

Monday 16th July Under 16 Boys  5-15 till 6-45 Under 15 Boys  6-50 till 8-30

Jun 4, 2018

The entry forms for next seasons Individual Schools competition have been sent out to schools. SSFA do not have email contacts for all schools so please contact through if your school has not received a form.

The dates for the County trials for next season will be published later this week. The Association intend to run teams at Under 14 Boys and Girls, U15 Boys, Under 16 Boys and Girls and U18 boys as in past seasons.We are looking for volunteers to help in all aspects of county football including administration and fundraising.

The County Schools FA does not receive any funding to run representative football and as each team costs between £1500 and £2000 to run annually then there is a need to raise some revenues to ensure sustainability. Unlike clubs the County Schools do not charge players a fee for playing and our income streams are limited hence the need to have some help with fundraising.

The County Schools FA also need female coaches to help with our girls teams. It is important that our female players have female role models. Anyone interested please contact using the e mail above.

May 27, 2018

The Boys and Girls Under 16 teams finished their County programmes with Midland Counties Federarion Finals on Friday night and both teams suffered heartbreak in games that they should have won.

The Under 16 Girls entertained Derbyshire at Stafford Town and prior to the start of the game a minutes silence was held in memory of girls coordinator Julie Rowley who passed away recently.

Staffordshire dominated possession but could not find a goal and a string of fine saves from the Derbyshire keeper kept the csores level prior to Derbyshire taking the lead and going in at the break 1-0 to the good. The second half saw Staffordshire continue to apply pressure and that was rewarded with the equaliser but instead of consolidation Staffordshire conceded two goals almost immeditely. Despite battering the doors of the Derbyshire defence both teams added a goal and Derbyshire won the title 4-2. Manager Kieran Newey was devastated and quoted, 'We had enough chances to win three games' .

The evening finished on a pleasant note when Tim Elsmore presented Demi MacCalliog with the 'Julie Elsmore Memorial Trophy, for outstanding contribution to girls football in Staffordshire.

The Under 16 Boys travelled to Quorn to play Humberside and came up against a very physical outfit who started the game very well. Staffordshire struggled to establish a foothold in the game until Max Chimines fired home to give Staffordshire a lead. The lead did not last long and Humberside equallised from some poor Staffordshire defending. Staffordshire re-established their lead a minute from half time when Alex Hallchurch was upended in the penalty area and skipper Connor Tayloe slotted home.

Humberside started the second half well and another defensive horror show allowed an equaliser. The character of the players came through as once again they fought back to lead 3-2 with an Alex Hallchurch header . The defining moment of the game 15 minutes from time when a ball over the top became a race between Max Chimenes and the Humberside keeper which Max won and toe poked over the keeper. The ball travelled agonisingly slowly towards the goal and as it dropped under the bar a Humberside defender somehow managed a touch on the ball to divert it for a corner.  From the corner Humberside broke and with Staffordshire short of defenders they scored an excellent goal to draw level. Two minutes later they led when poor defending from a corner allowed a free header and Humberside managed to see out the game to take the trophy.

Manager Neil Davies was left wondering how they managed to lose a game where they were on top for long periods but in reality had underperformed compared to their outstanding form during the season. It was the first time in many years Staffordshire had qualified for the U16 final and the boys were so disappointed in the outcome of the match.

May 21, 2018

Like their female counterparts the U16 Boys have reached the final of the Midland Counties Federation . They won all eight of their West Midlands fixtures towin their group comfortably and then demolished Nottinghamshire, national U16 finalists 6-1 in the semi final.

They will meet Humberside SFA in the final at Quorn FC (near Loughborough ) on Friday the 25th of May witha 7-00pm KO. Players are asked to meet as near to six as possible for the game. Staffordshire last won this title in 2006.

Manager Neil Davies has selected the following boys for the game,


George Hill GK
Bradley Clarkson GK
Anthony Sheldon
Luke Bourne
Connor Taylor (captain)
Adam Taylor
Kedanie Nugent
Alex Hallchurch
Charlie Drain
Hayden Campbell
Tommy O'Hara
Junior O'Callaghan
Christian Blanchette
Lewis Salmon
Max Chimenes
Liam Hickson

May 20, 2018

On Friday the 25th of May the Under 16 Girls will face Derbyshire Schools Under 16 Girls in the final of the MCF competition. Both sides remain unbeaten in the competition and both having won their groups went through their semi finals without conceding a goal, Derbyshire beating Worcestershire 2-0 and Staffordshire beating Lincolnshire 3-0.

The game promises to be a closely fought affair between two sides who play attractive football. The game is being played at Staffford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO. and admission will be £3 for adults and £1 concessions.and the girls would welcome and appreciate your support.

The event will be tinged with a degree of sadness as Staffordshire School's Football Association recognise the contribution of Julie Elsmore who recently lost her battle with cancer. Julie made a huge contribution to the girls game in Staffordshire and there will be a presentation before the game of 'The Julie Elsmore Memorial Trophy' to the girl who has made the greatest contribution to the County Girls teams during the past four years. Her husband Tim will make the presentation.

The Staffordshire squad will be selected from

Grace Tolmie  Chase HS

Chloe Swindell Wolstanton

Lilly Anderson Cardinal Griffin

Isobel Anderson Cardinal Griffin

Charlie Braganca Excel Academy

Lucy Copeland De Ferrers Academy

Freya Gregory Friary

Jenny Hesketh (Capt) Westwood

Jennifer Higgs Sir Graham Balfour

Lydia Hudson Friary

Macy Isherwood Chesterton

Katie Johnson Codsall

Gemma Lawley Wolgarston

Courtney Mace Walton HS

Demi McCalliog Codsall

Ella Spears Friary

Jessica Travers JCB Academy



Nuala Miskiel St Thomas More

Macey Turvey Wolgarston


May 10, 2018

The Under 15 boys played Derbyshire at South Normanton FC last night in their final MCF fixture of the season with Worcestershire failing to offer a date for the postponed fixture.

The boys turned in a champagne performance in their final match extending their unbeaten run to four including being the only team to take a point off the champions West Midlands. The boys led 1-0 at half time and added two further goals in the second half to seal a comfortable victory and they will be hoping to take this good form into next year.

The Association wish to place on record its thanks to players and parents for their support during the past season.

May 8, 2018

The Under 15 boys complete their programme on Wednesday with their rearranged fixture against Derbyshire at South Normanton FC. KO 7-00pm. The boys will be hoping to build on their recent good form which included a draw against Champions West Midlands, the only point that they dropped in their campaign..

Players should meet at the ground as near to 6-00pm as possible. There is a £2 admission charge to the game.

May 4, 2018

Staffordshire Under 16 Girls will play Derbyshire U16 Girls in the Midland Counties Federation Cup Final on Friday 25th of May. The game will be at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO. The two sides last met in the final of this competition 4 years ago and Staffordshire ran out 5-1 winners in a game played at South Normanton FC..

Since then Derbyshir have become much stronger and are currently national champions and bowed out of the competition this year at the quarter final stage to Northumberland Schools whilst Staffordshire fellat the same hurdle to Lancashire.

It promises to be a good open game of football between two talented teams.

Manager Kieran Neey will contact his preferred squad and this will be published soon.

May 1, 2018

Staffordshire hosted Nottinghamshire in the semi final of the Under 16 Boys Midland Counties Cup at Stafford Town FC. Nottinghamshire who will contest the final of the ESFA national competition later this month were strong favourites for the match and with Staffordshire only having 14 fit players what looked a difficult task suddenly seemed much harder.

From the first few minutes it was very apparrent that Nottinghamshire were direct and very physical in their approach. They started very well and hit the bar in the second minute but within another two minutes influential midfielder Alex Hallchurch was forced off due to an horrendous tackle from behind and five minutes later the Nottinghamshire captain took out Christian Blanchette with a terrible foul, for which he received a yellow card, but that was little consolation to Staffordshire as Christian also had to leave the field.

Staffordshire were now down to the bare bones but they refused to be intimidated and with Connor Taylor leading from the front every player responded to the challenge. Staffordshire took the lead from a goalmouth scramble after Notts failed to deal with a corner and then Max Chimenes scored a wonderful goal to send Staffordshire in 2-0.

Nottinghamshire needed to score the next goal if they were to pressurise Staffordshire's grip on the game but it was Staffordshire who scored to lead 3-0 and Notts fell apart.. Their discipline was poor and they questioned every decision but the Staffordshire boys kept playing and increased their lead before conceding a soft goal from a set piece. They still had time to add a sixth goal and spurn two easy chances to make the scoreline even more emphatic .

Goalscorers wer Mac Chimines 3 Haydn Campbell, Junior O'Callaghan and Lewis Salmon.

The boys will now face Humberside in the final on a date to be arranged.

Apr 28, 2018

The Under 18 boys travelled to Asfordby to meet Humberside in the final of the MCF U18 competition. Having lost 4-3 in extra time in the national competition the boys were quietly confident of turning the result around against a team that plays in the ESFA national final.

Staffordshire led 1-0 through leading scorer Declan Arber but conceded a soft goal just before half time. Humberside then took the lead when a Wimbledon in their prime style long ball led to their downfall but Staffordshire fought back to level 2-2 with an Ethan Cartwright penalty. Staffordhire again conceded but were the better footballing side and the footballing gods were cruel when Staffordshire smashed a shot against the crossbar in the dying seconds to deny themselves an equaliser.

For many boys in the squad this was their last game as they will be making their way in the big wide world when their schooling finishes in July. Staffordshire Schools would like to thank all of the boys and their parents for the fantastic support that they have given over the past four or five years and we wish all boys the very best in their future careers.

The boys available next season we hope will again be playing County football and trying to help the Association continue its proud record of producing outstanding U18 teams.

Apr 27, 2018

The Staffordshire Under 16 Girls put in an outstanding performance to brush aside Lincolnshire and earn a place in the Midland Counties Federation final which could be played at Stafford Town FC in May.

The girls dominated the game from start to finish and goals from Demi McCalliog, Jenny Higgs and Jessica Travers, ensured a smooth passage through to the final. The girls will play neighbours Derbyshire, who beat Worcestershire in their semi final. For the Y11 girls whose County participation will end with this game it will a fitting tribute to their commitment over the past four years and as a County Schools FA we are very grateful for the support given by the girls and their parents.

Apr 20, 2018

Managers Kieran Newey and Oz Rowley havee naled the following squad for their home semi final tie against Lincolnshire which will take place on Monday 23rd of April at Stafford Town FC with a 6-00pm KO. Admission will be £3 adults and £1 concessions. The girls should arrive at the ground as near to five as possible and usual dress code applies.

Grace Tolmie
Chloe Swindell
Lilly Anderson
Charlie Braganca
Lucy Copeland
Freya Gregory
Jenny Hesketh (Capt)
Jennifer Higgs
Lydia Hudson
Macy Isherwood
Katie Johnson
Gemma Lawley
Courtney Mace
Demi McCalliog
Ella Spears
Jessica Travers
Nuala Miskiel
Macey Turvey
Isabel Anderson

Mar 28, 2018

The first two Individual Schools finals were played at Stafford Town FC last week and both games provided a feast of entertainment and a glut of goals for the spectators. In the Under 13 final Endon HS met Oldfields Hall middle school and Endon, who had entered this year for the first time in many years ran out winners by 6-4.

The Under 14 final provided a repeat of last years Under 13 final with the same result. The game contested by two Burton Schools, John Taylor Academy and De Ferrers Academy went the way of De Ferrers by the odd goal in five. A keenly contested match there was nothing between the two teams and both were impressive with their technical ability and committment..

The next two finals again take place at Stafford Town FC on Friday 20th of April when the U15 and U16 boys take centre stage. The Under 15 game between Repton and Trentham Academy will KO at 5-30 followed by the U16 final between Biddulph and Repton or Westwood

On the representative front Lilly Jackson of Clayton Hall Academy and Lydia Hudson of Friary returned home from the Bob Docherty International Tournament with runners up medals. The England side beat Northern Ireland and Wales before losing out to the Republic of Ireland in the final.

The Under 18 Boys smashed nearest rivals Shropshire by 7-2 in the MCF giving them the western dividion title again and they now go on to meet national finalists Humberside in the final at Melton Mowbray on the 27th of April. Standout performance from Declan Arber who bagged 5 goals adding to the four he clocked against the same opposition in the away fixture.

On Tuesday the U14 girls were well beaten by 6-0 by a strong West Midlands outfit but the Under 16 Girls down to the bare bones through unavailability drew 1-1 in a game that they dominated for long periods.

Mar 20, 2018

The Under 16 squad completed a perfect eight from eight when the beat both Worcestershire and West Midlands away in the MCF western division.

Worcestershire were dispatched by 4-0 with skipper Conor Taylor slotting home two penalties and he scored another in the 4-2 victory against West Midlands helped by a brace from Christian Blanchette and a further goal from Max Chimines.

They will now have a home tie in their semi final against opponents from the Eastern Division.

The Under 18s earned a hard earned draw in their game against West Midlands ten men with a squad riven with 11 absentees through unavailability and injury. They must now beat Shropshire next Monday to qualify for a final against Humberside in early April.

Sep 4, 2017

The contact function on the website is still causing problems and no information is coming to the website which means that communication and information is static. The e mail address is also putting all communications into spam and is not allowing the e mails to be opened.

Until the problems are resolved it is imperative that all communication by e mail uses the e mail address below which has bee specifically set up for this purpose.

Anyone who has sent an e mail in the last 10 days is asked to resend.

Apologies for the inconvenience but this is completely out of the control of the School's FA and the guy behind the website is working very hard to resolve the issue.



Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.