Team Sixteen

TEAM SIXTEEN is The FA’s intra-school football programme for pupils aged 11-16 and forms Level 1 of the School Games.

The programme is specifically designed for schools to offer pupils fun and recreational small-sided football, and engage pupils of all abilities in semi-structured football leagues.

We link Team Sixteen in with our leadership and volunteering scheme Football Futures which allows pupils to take ownership of their leagues whilst also taking some of the strain away from staff.

How can we help?

-       Present and explain the programme in classes or assemblies

-       Guide young leaders with the running and administration of their leagues

-       Tailor the programme to suit the needs of your school

-       Provide resources to support students to run an effective league

-       Support links to club and community football for more playing opportunities

-       Provide authentic volunteering and leadership opportunities for students

What are the benefits?

-       Access to the FA’s online league administration system “Full Time”

-       Team Sixteen Toolkit

-       Kit & Equipment

-       Incentives for players to attend

-       Rewards for young leaders

There are three ‘Categories’ to Team Sixteen allowing schools to deliver a suitable programme for them, more details can be found in the document below.

If you're ready to sign up, click here.

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Football Mash Up
National Programmes