Park View Academy of Sport, have been selected to represent England, in the ISF World School Football Championship, Morocco 2023.
The competition, held in Rabat, Morocco, will see a delegation of our Under 18 Girls and Under 18 Boys represent England in a Schools World Cup Football event.
Park View Academy of Sport, qualified to represent England, following our women's team winning the English Schools FA Under 18 National Final, played at Stoke City's Bet 365 Stadium last season. Our men’s side have also been selected, due to the continued success of the programme, most notably winning a national title at Doncaster Rovers Stadium.
This will be the first time any school or college in England, has had both its men's and women's team in their entirety, selected to represent England; such is the strength of the football programme at Park View Academy of Sport.
A squad of 18 girls & boys will travel to Rabat on 22nd July to 31st July, 2023, where they will seek to become world champions. This will be led by the coaches from Park View Academy of Sport.
The tournament is hosted in the world renowned International University of Rabat and the 53,000 capacity Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.
The ISF World School Football Championships (WSC) were founded in 1972. These Championships are events characterised by a balanced program between sport and educational content: the balance between sport and education, is to create awareness about the role of sport, in putting forward topics such as fair play, a healthy lifestyle, respect and inclusion.
Lewis Pendleton Director of Sport at Park View said, " This is an amazing opportunity for our students and something that will last in their memories for a lifetime, we must thank the English Schools FA for providing the opportunity for our students. All of this has been made possible by our amazing Women’s Academy, which we believe to be one of the largest and most successful women's football programmes in the UK for post 16. Huge credit must go to Tony Wigham and his coaching team, for winning the ESFA final last year, which has made all of this possible. We look forward to the girls and the boys teams representing England in this world championship".
John Gamble, Head of Sports Academies at Park View Academy of Sport said, " We are extremely proud to accept this invitation and represent England in such a prestigious Tournament. With the backdrop of England's success so far in Qatar in the World Cup, our students are very excited to attempt to emulate their hero's in both the men's and women's categories. What would make this even more special, would be for Morocco to continue to progress in the World Cup.”