ISFA COMPETITIONS

ISFA organises a number of national competitions for its schools.  However, the Association is aware that the fundamentals of independent schools football lie in the regular school friendly fixtures that take place on a regular basis.  The Association is anxious that competitions do not undermine this excellent tradition and, furthermore, is aware that it is not necessary to organise competitions in order to generate activity.

For this reason, the Association's policy is to organise a small number of highly prestigious competitions, with Finals staged at high quality venues, the emphasis being on quality rather than quantity.  In order to enter these competitions, or participate in any ISFA activity, it is necessary for schools to be a Member of ISFA.

LIST OF NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

UNDER-18

Boodles ISFA Cup - This is ISFA's Blue Riband event for School 1st XIs, having been played since 1992-93.  The closing date for entry each year is 1st May.

Complete Sports Solutions ISFA Sixes - ISFA's most historic tournament, having been played since 1957, each takes place in September at the start of each season.  Full Member schools have priority entry until 1st May.

ISFA U18 Girls Cup - ISFA's main tournament for Girls. the closing date for entries is late September.

ISFA Girls Seven-a-Side Tournament - A small-sided tournament for girls which takes place at Charterhouse each October.  The closing date for entries is late September

UNDER-16

ISFA U16 Shield (Small Schools) -This tournament caters for smaller schools with no more than 55 boys in Year 11.  The closing date each year is 1st July.

UNDER-15

Investec ISFA U15 Cup - ISFA's prime tournament at this age group.  The closing date for entries is 1st May each year.

ISFA Girls Seven-a-Side Tournament - A small-sided tournament for girls which takes place at Charterhouse each October.  The closing date for entries is late September

UNDER-13

Investec ISFA U13 Cup - ISFA's prime tournament at this age group.  The closing date for entries is 1st May each year.

UNDER-11

ISFA Under-11 Seven-a-Side Tournament - ISFA's largest tournament with around 170 schools participating in 14 regional tournaments and the National Finals taking place at The FA National Football Centre at St. George's Park

ISFA Under-11 Girls Seven-a-Side Tournament - Held for the first time in 2016-17, 45 schools entered regional tournaments, culminating in the National Finals at The FA National Football Centre at St. George's Park

REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS ORGANISED BY ISFA

Barry Burns Northern Eights (U18)

ISFA Girls Seven-a-Side Tournaments (various regions - U15, U13)

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AFFILIATED REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS

These tournaments are organised by individual schools regionally but affiliated to ISFA.  Affiliation to ISFA (free of charge for member schools) is necessary in order to secure affiliation to The FA.  Football not played under the auspices of The FA is "unaffiliated football" and insurance cover (particularly for FA referees) is liable to be invalid.

Elgin Capital Southern Independent Schools League (U18/U15)

Greater Manchester Independent Schools League (U18)

Hudl Independent Schools League (U18)

London Independent Schools Cup (U18)

Mercian League (U18)

Midlands Girls League (U18)

Southern Independent Schools Lent Term League (U18/U16/U15)

Thames Valley League (U18)

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MAJOR DATES
SEASON 2017-18

Sun 26th Nov
ISFA North v. South
U18 & U16 matches
(Shrewsbury, 2.00)

11th-12th Dec
ISFA U15 & U14
Representative Camp
(St. George’s Park)

12th-13th Dec
ISFA Girls U18 & U16
Representative Camp
(St. George’s Park)

13th-14th Dec
ISFA U18 & U16
Representative Camp
(St. George’s Park)

Sun 4th Feb
ISFA U18 v. Welsh Schools
(The New Saints FC, 2.00)

Thurs.15th Mar
Investec ISFA U13 Cup Final
(Burton Albion FC, 1.15)

Thurs 15th Mar
Investec ISFA U15 Cup Final
(Burton Albion FC, 6.00)

7th-9th Apr
ISFA U13 Regional
Representative Festival
(Shrewsbury School)

Tues 24th Apr
ISFA U11
Seven-a-Side Tournament
National Finals
(St. George’s Park, 11.00)