The four Pillars of ECFA which shape our football development work are:

Participation, Competitions, Workforce, Community




ECFA works with member colleges, key stakeholders and partners to develop football within local communities; with an emphasis on utilising the unique skills and expertise of Further Education institutes, their student workforce and their facilities to support grassroots football clubs and schools. We deliver networking events and conferences for stakeholders to share best practice, and aim to be recognised as providing outstanding football and educational services to students, further education institutions and their communities, and our ECFA partners. ECFA aims to support and recognise the outstanding work of our members, stakeholders and partners in developing grassroots football.


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Search subsequent pages for information and resources to support your local football partnerships, and our partners page for national organisations who could also add value to your work.


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