1. THE EARLY YEARS

Football goes to School. The years before 1850.

2. THE LAW MAKERS

The origins of the Laws of Association Football lie in the nineteenth century public schools. Old boys of these schools played a prominent part in agreeing a common set of Laws of the Game in the mid-nineteenth century.

3. AMATEURS IN THE F.A. CUP

In the nineteenth century independent schoolboys played leading roles in the amateur teams which won the F.A. Cup. However, the clash between amateurism and the rising tide of professionalism was to prove controversial and costly.

4. THE CORINTHIAN ERA

The Corinthians and the Casuals played a major role in the development of football in independent schools and offered a chance for the best to play at the highest level.

5. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FA AND ISFA

Independent Schools Football becomes organised - Representation on the Council of the Football Association, the formation of an Executive Committee and increasing activity up to the present day.

6. UGANDA 1972

Roger Gillard looks back on one of the most extraordinary football tours ever undertaken by a schoolboy side.

7. GREAT NAMES FROM THE PAST

A look at some of the most distinguished footballers to have come from independent schools over the last 140 years.

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)