Standard Membership of ISFA costs just £25 for a season and enables the member school to stay in touch with everything that is going on in independent schools football, to participate in tournaments, the representative and development programme and coaching courses.

Through ISFA, schools enjoy affiliation to the The Football Association and can stay in touch with the latest developments in schools and youth football.

Please see below for a full list of benefits, aimed at both senior and junior schools.

National Governing Body

  • Affiliation to ISFA provides affiliation to The Football Association.
  • Schools not affiliated to The FA, either through ISFA or through their local County FA or County Schools FA, are playing “unaffiliated football”, not recognised by the national governing body for the game in England. 
  • This could have legal implications in the event of an incident taking place in an “unaffiliated” match and would almost certainly invalidate the insurance policy of an FA referee taking charge of an unaffiliated match.

National Competitions

  • Boodles ISFA Cup
  • ISFA U16 Small Schools Shield
  • Investec ISFA U15 Cup
  • Investec ISFA U13 Cup
  • Complete Sports Solutions ISFA Sixes (subject to availability; initial priority for Full Members)
  • ISFA U11 Seven-a-Side Tournament (regional & national tournaments)

Representative Football

  • National U18, U16, U15 & U14 programmes
  • North and South U18 & U16 Teams
  • Nine U13 Regional Teams

Girls Football

  • ISFA U18 Girls Cup
  • ISFA U18 Girls Sevens
  • Regional U11, U13 & U15 Competitions
  • National U18 & U16 Representative Teams
  • 5 Regional U18 Representative Teams

Prep Schools

  • Participation in Junior Hub School programme

Coaching Courses

  • ISFA Coaching INSET Award

Leadership & Volunteering

  • ISFA Football Futures Award

Additional Benefits

  • FA Lidl Skills programme
  • Refereeing opportunities
  • Support with Football Development within your school

For schools that require only affiliation to the National Governing Body only and do not intend to take part in any further ISFA activities (eg competitions, representative teams, coaching courses), it is possible to become an "Affiliate" for just £5.

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Wed 10th May
ISFA U11 Seven-a-Side Tournament
National Finals
(St. George's Park)