BOYS INTER-DISTRICT COMPETITIONS
This competition sees each district play each other 'home' and 'away' in 9-a-side games. The oldest of the BPSFA inter-district competitions, it is fiercely contested each year.
Named and played for in honour of former Aston and BPSFA district footballer Daniel Sturridge, this magnificent trophy represents the midpoint of each season. Exhilarating 7-a-side games awash with goals, this competition is competed for each January and acts as a fitting tribute to the Liverpool and England striker.
Competed for by the youngest BPSFA district players, like the under 11s version, this competition pits each district against each other twice throughout the season in 9-a-side games.
Previously known as the BPSFA Cup, this end of season competition was renamed in honour of Chris Smith in 2018 in appreciation of his time and efforts as BPSFA chairman for close to three decades. The 9-a-side cup competition culminates in the final game of the BPSFA season, which is played at Bodymoor Heath - the training ground of Aston Villa FC.
Traditionally the curtain raiser to each new district season, the BPSFA 7-a-side often provides an indicator to who will be the sides to watch at the outset of another new season. The shield is named after Mark Cross who managed South Birmingham and sat as a BPSFA committee member for over two decades.
Small sided and fast paced, the BPSFA Futsal Championship is often played during the winter months of the season when weather conditions make outdoors football more challenging.
The first of three competitions not organised by the BPSFA but entered by our districts, the West Midlands County Schools' FA league sees the Brummie sides play districts from across the county.
Also organised by the West Midlands County Schools' FA, the Burton Shield is effectively the West Midlands knock-out cup. With district sides form across the county playing in a traditional cup format, the Burton Shield is traditionally the final game of the WMCSFA season.
The hope that all districts hold is that this prestigious competition is the first step on the way to a world domination! The winners of this regional competition qualify for the Midlands finals, after which there is a route to the national finals and then the world finals. In recent years the world finals have been held in New York, Barcelona and Marrakesh, making this 7-a-side competition a great one to win!
Success for BPSFA districts has not been consigned to the Second City, with a number of our associations competing for, and winning, titles further afield.
Boys District Games: Key Information
All district players MUST attend a school within the district whom they represent;
Games tack place every Saturday morning;
All BPSFA district games are played at the Vale Stadium, Castle Vale.