South London Schools F.A. - Playing for fun in the pursuit of excellence

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We are a schools football association affiliated to the English Schools F.A.
Our aim is to provide inter schools competitions and run representative teams that compete in National, S.E.England, All London and Inner London competitions. The areas we cover are Lambeth, Southwark and part of Wandsworth. We are a primary/secondary association and can trace our history back to 1885.This makes us the oldest schools football association in the world.   
 With the variety of activities we organize  we hope that you can find information that will help you to discover what is going on in our area of London. We're sure you'll be happy working with us to either help your school or your son or daughter to take part in schools football . Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
To check out our representative  teams activities during the last three Seasons on this  page . These include our English Schools Trophy campaigns .
  The Season 2016/17
This was a little better than the previous season. The under 12's,13's and 14's all gained medals. The big advance was seen at primary level where we were able to compete well. The boy's team was very strong and lost on penalties to Orpington in the SE England semi final. Our opponents won the final. The girls team finished in a good position in the London Schools League.
                                                                                                                                                                               The under 12's won the Yser Tournament.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our under 13's lost narrowly 2-3 to North Kent in the SE England final. In the ESFA Trophy Final North Kent were final

Our under 14's won the London Schools and the Yser under 15's  competitions.

                                                                     The under 15's had a good run in the ESFA Trophy reaching the last 16 where they lost narrowly to Blackheath.
Our primary representatives in both the boys and girls County Competitions were successful. Loughborough and Sunnyhill were joint boy's champions.
Streatham Wells won their competitions and became County Champions,
The Season 2015/16
It was difficult for all teams to be as successful as those in the previous season.
The Primary 7 a side team started well making the Inner London County Final.They lost 2-3 to Lewisham who went on to win the ESFA National Trophy.
The under 13's team made the last 16 of the National Trophy going out at this stage to Chelmsford and West Essex. They lost in the final to Liverpool on penalties.
The most successful team were the under 14's team who won the SE England competition 2-1 against Canterbury. 
An under 13 teawon the Yser Tournament in Northern France. 
                                                                                        St John and St Clements representing the district won the County 7 a sides.
The season 2014/15

This was an exceptional year. Our 6 teams made 10 finals with every player gaining  a medal or medals.
The Primary team had one of their most successful seasons.Having won the Inner London 7 a sides and finaled in the SE England regional competition they qualified for the ESFA Danone  National Final. They made the semi final losing 0-1 to Leeds who won the competition.They were county 9 a side  finalist and semi finalist in thee SE England and London Cups

Our outstanding under 16 team which had made 2 National semi finals and won London and SE England competitions over the last 5 years finished with a London final against their strongest local rivals Croydon. In a very competitive match they won 3-2.
They were awarded the the trophy by the Chairman of English Schools.

            The under 13's also did very well reaching a London Schools semi final and winning the SE England competition  against West Sussex 2-1

The under 14's made the final of the             S E England only to lose 2-0 to their arch rivals North Kent on a stormy night at Thamesmaed Town FC.They
took part in the YSAR International Tournament in France losing on penalties in the final.

 The under 15's made the London Final.
They lost the final against Barnet.

The under 12's strengthened by two primary players  and one under 13 took part in the YSAR under 13's  International Tournament. They were very successful winning the very exciting final 2-0.
           Under 15's YSAR Finalists

      Under 13's YSAR Champions



This seasons 2013/14
The under 15's team have had an exceptional run in the National Trophy.
On Saturday the 8th March they defeated Gosport and Fareham 2-0 to reach the semi finals. They then played Cambridge to see who would played Liverpool in the final. Despite dominating the semi final they unfortunately lost the semi final 2-3.
Some of the team were joined by members of the under 14's team and went on to win the Zeggerscappel International Tournament at Easter. They won the final 3-0.

All our secondary teams made finals.
The under 14's won the S E England Wimbledon Cup. In the final they defeated Canterbury 8-1.
An under 12/13 team also made the final of an International Tournament in France at Whitsun. They drew 1-1 in the final but lost on penalties.
Our under 16's defeated Croydon  6-1 in the London Schools Hawke Trophy Final.


Our under 13's lost 2-1to SWALE and the under 12's lost 4-1 in their S E England finals to Canterbury


Season 2012/13 was one of the most successful in our history.
Playing on the Fulham Arena Pitch The under 14 team won the S E England Eagles Trophy 1-0 against Croydon.
An under 12/13 team won the Bollezeele 9 a side  International Tournament defeating  AS Marck 1-0 in the Final.                            under 12/13 team
The under 16 team won the London Schools Hawke Trophy 6-0 at Peckham Town FC on the 25th May . They defeated Croydon.
       under 16 team
Perhaps the greatest achievement was the under 11 team winning the London Schools Crisp Shield. They defeated Lewisham 4-1 in the final. It was only the second time we have won this competition. The last time was 51 years ago.                                 Primary team       
  The under 12 team shared the London Schools Pear Trophy drawing with Havering in the final.                    
              Under 12 team

The primary team lost narrowly in the County 5 a sides final.

In the London Schools Corinthian final the under 15 team lost to Brent  the National Trophy finalists 1-3 in a very close game,

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