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ISFA: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION


✥ Contact: Football Development Manager Sean Smith: fdm@isfa.org.uk. T: 07854 136788. W: www.isfa.org.uk ✥ What: With football’s popularity on the rise in independent schools. ISFA aims to nurture the desire to play the game and ensure that the Corinthian values on which the game was founded are still followed. ✥ Why it matters: It’s affi liated to the FA and responsible for developing and promoting the game in the independent sector. It runs national competitions and representative teams aimed at giving boys and girls the chance to play at the highest possible level. Runs coaching courses and INSET days for teachers. Current pros with an ISFA background include Victor Moses and Frank Lampard! ✥ Latest news: The Boodles ISFA Cup Final took place on Thursday 6th March 2014 at the MK Dons’ stadium. Millfi eld had been very impressive in their route to the fi nal, defeating last year’s beaten fi nalists Alleyn’s in the semi-fi nal. Bradfi eld had been equally impressive in their route to the fi nal, beating Manchester Grammar School 5-2 in the semi-fi nals. Millfi eld made Boodles Cup history by winning a record fourth title after a 6-1 win in the fi nal, which was refereed by World Cup and Champions League fi nal referee Howard Webb.


Action from the 2013 Investec ISFA U13 Cup Final at Burton Albion FC between Priory School (Birmingham) and Whitgift School


ISPEC: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS’ PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE


✥ Contact: Chairman Ben Moir: chairman@ispec.co.uk. W: www.ispec.co.uk ✥ What: Holds an annual conference around Easter (this year’s is on April 14-16 at Bryanston School, Dorset) at which PE and Games teachers from prep and senior schools gather. ✥ Why it matters: Offers a series of professional developmental workshops, allowing teachers to experience a range of activities, delivered by experts in their fi eld, as well as unrivalled networking opportunities.


PADSIS: PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF SPORT IN INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS


✥ Contact: Neil Rollins: neil@independentcoacheducation.co.uk Andy Weston: andy@independentcoacheducation.co.uk. W: www.padsis.com ✥ What: PADSIS is a not-for-profi t organisation which exists to enhance the quality of leadership and management of sport in independent schools ✥ Why it matters: This body, which is endorsed by HMC, GSA, IAPS and ISA, supports the work of teachers responsible for leading the games programme in independent schools of all types. It aims to help Directors of Sport – and people aspiring to that role – to enhance their leadership and management abilities and to be more effective in delivering a sports programme to meet the needs of the Twenty First century. Offers job vacancy alerts, practical advice and networking opportunities.


SAPCA: SPORTS AND PLAY CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION


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✥ Contact: T: 024 7641 4773. W: www.sapca.org.uk ✥ What: Trade association for the sports and play UK construction industry. SAPCA has a rigorous admissions procedure designed to guarantee that all its members maintain high standards and are fi nancially stable. ✥ Why it matters: Chris Trickey, CEO of SAPCA: “Whether it’s a football pitch, a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) or an athletics track, as the key decision maker for your school, it is up to you to ensure that the build is fi t for purpose. Early on in the planning stages you’ll face crucial choices: which contractor, supplier or consultant do you choose? To minimise the investment risk to the education sector, SAPCA has a system in place to ensure contractors meet the highest standards. The key criterion for this is SAPCA membership.”


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