Youngsters are watched on by a coach during a junior training session

The FA Secondary Schools Programme

Enhancing everyday school life


Football has the unique ability to capture the hearts and imagination of school children, enhance everyday school life and play a key role in supporting whole school improvement.

This can be achieved through The FA Secondary School Programmes, which is football’s lasting commitment to providing schools with child friendly programmes, high quality services that schools value, while actively engaging with teachers to ensure we complement their work.

There is also a choice from four different programmes to get involved with:

  • After School Football
  • Leadership
  • Intra School Football
  • Inter School Football (working with ESFA and ISFA)

It’s free to be involved, simply sign up here and a whole range of benefits are readily accessible.


Get In Touch

By Phone: 01256 853000
(8:30am - 5:15pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:


Hampshire FA's Community Coach, Michael Conway delivers coaching sessions across the county and within schools, supporting schools with their after-school and lunch time provision. There is no charge to schools for this service. Additionally, our Community Coach can work closely with PE teachers to help assist in the delivery of football sessions.

Our Community Coach can work with the school to provide free-taster sessions of football and is fully qualified in all areas. To book a session with our Community Coach, please contact Michael Conway. Our aim is to create more school-club links to ensure that pathways exist for children to continue playing beyond the taster sessions provided by our Community Coach.

Our FA Schools Portal enables quick and easy enrolment. All schools have to do is visit The FA Schools Portal, create a quick and easy profile and all resources will be stored in one place for easy access.

Each term we produce a Teacher Resource Pack which includes worksheets and posters to support teachers with the materials needed to inspire and engage their pupils.

We share short videos online showcasing the role of football in schools together with stimulating content that can be used to support teachers and school staff both inside and outside the classroom.

Every half term we will distribute emails to enrolled schools, highlighting a round-up of resources and featured materials that can be downloaded free of charge, without barraging the inbox.

Our social media feeds provide daily sharing of ideas, highlighting of opportunities and supporting an online community of teachers, coaches and education professionals all working within schools.