Insightful session delivered by The FA

Alleyn's were delighted to kick the new term off in emphatic style. As part of the school and football programmes outreach work with the local community, and in an effort to disseminate good practice in coaching to local schools and clubs, 25 coaches from local primaries, senior school teaching staff and the Alleyn's junior school came together for a fantastic CPD opportunity delivered by Craig Lawrence, the FA's Regional PE and coaching schools co-ordinator. The theme of the morning, letting pupils learn through their own play and allowing them the freedom to be creative, was presented in a humorous and memorable fashion with plenty of opportunity for participation and laughter.

Two days later it was Elstree’s teachers turn to benefit as Craig Lawrence delivered a thought provoking and extremely informative session. Beginning in the classroom before progressing to a practical element outside the session focussed around the theme that children need to be developed, have fun and be at the centre of all the activities. The session was well received by the attending coaches with one coach who will be passing on what he had learnt to his 1st XI this term describing the day as the ‘best sports inset he had ever done’.

Any member schools who would like to know more about how ISFA can support them with the delivery of CPD and Inset sessions, or how they can benefit from Craig and his team’s expertise, should contact ISFA National Football Development Manager Ian Bent via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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SEASON 2016-17

Sun 12th Mar
ISFA U16 v. Millwall
(City of London School
Playing Fields, 11.00)

Mon 20th Mar
Boodles ISFA Cup Final
(MK Dons FC)

1st-3rd Apr
ISFA U13 Regional
Representative Festival
(Shrewsbury School)

3rd-7th Apr
ISFA U18 & U16 Tour

5th-7th Apr
ISFA U15 & U14 Tour

Thurs 27th Apr
ISFA U16 Shield Final
(St. George's Park, 6.00)

Sun 30th Apr
ISFA U17 v.
Scotland Independent Schools
(Altrincham FC, 2.00)

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