04 Jun 2012


Welcome to the Independent Schools Football Association website.

ISFA is affiliated to the The Football Association and is responsible for developing and promoting the game of football in the independent sector. ISFA Chairman, David Elleray, a former Premier League and FIFA referee, is ISFA’s representative on the FA Council.

To this end, ISFA runs national competitions and runs representative teams aimed at giving boys and girls the opportunity to play at the highest possible level. In addition, coaching courses and INSET days are held in order assist teachers improve their coaching.

With the increasing popularity of the game throughout the country, the amount of football being played in independent schools has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. ISFA aims to nurture this desire to play the game and ensure that the Corinthian values that the game was founded on are still followed in the 21st century.

Schools interested in Membership of ISFA should click here or, for more detailed information, please click the links to the left or at the top of the page.

15 Jun 2012


It is the role of ISFA to promote association football in independent schools, to oversee its development and to ensure that the Corinthian values that inspired the game at the time of its creation are still followed in the 21st Century. The ISFA Code of Conduct sets the standards which schools are expected to follow in all ISFA matches. Good sportsmanship and fair play must remain at the heart of the game.

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