Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The questions we get asked the most about ESFL, from registration queries to leagues and fixtures, if you don’t see the answer to your query use the contact form below to ask and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The league is open to all teams representing either the Police Service, Fire Service, HM Prison Service and NHS.

This new league aims to bring together the Police Service, the Fire Service, the NHS and the Prison Service in a UK-wide football league.

All of these emergency services are renowned for having highly competitive teams and this exciting new competition will create regular, flexible fixtures for emergency personnel – who are often unable to commit to regular leagues due to unsociable working patterns.

The league also aims to improve the health and well-being of those individuals serving in the UK’s emergency services.

Teams wishing to enter the league need to complete the ESFL team registration form. The completed form needs to be sent to info@ESFL.co.uk.

If you have not already been sent the form please click here to request one.

All teams wishing to take part in the competition must complete and return the registration form along with their entry fee by the end of April 2020.

There is a fee of £150 payable to the ESFL. This fee covers the teams registration and participation in the league.

Verification will be required to confirm you are an employee of the organisation you wish to represent.

Please contact info@ESFL.co.uk using your business/work email address to provide this verification.

The league will run between September 2020 and June 2021 – with regional groups in the initial stages.

All sides will play each other once, with a designated home side being shared equally amongst the ties.

Those sides successfully qualifying from their regional group will compete against each other in a knockout format until the final.

The winning side will be crowned ESFL National Champions!

Yes, it is the responsibility of each team to have appropriate player insurance to cover your players throughout the competition.

The final will be held on Saturday 5th June 2021.

Yes. On the evening of 5th June 2021, following the final, all teams will be invited to a black-tie awards night at the amazing Royal Armouries in Leeds. Join us for a red-carpet entrance, sit down 3 course meal, entertainment, professional photographer and DJ. We’ll have a guest speaker presenting trophies for Player of the year, Top goal scorer, Top stopper, and, of course, to crown the first ESFL Tournament champions!

The ESFL National 5 a side competition sponsored by PNLD will take place across two Goals Football centres in the Midlands on 27th March 2021. Further information regarding cost and how to register will be announce shortly.

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