MH Goals is now the Officially Approved Goalpost Supplier to the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA).
While independent schools are traditionally associated with rugby football rather than association football, the round ball game has always had a presence at many independent schools, going back to the days of the Corinthian Casuals.
The ISFA has been represented on The FA Council since 1904 but became more organised in the 1960s through the work of the headmaster of Brentwood School, Richard Sale, who was the independent school representative on the FA council (and who coincidentally spent the last years of his life in Beccles, just two miles from our HQ).
Over the years the organisation has expanded, with representative programmes at regional and national levels for U13s to U18s, and a girls section which was added to the ISFA in 2005. Now over 360 independent schools are currently affiliated with the ISFA, and that number is expected to increase for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.
“We are really pleased to be working with the ISFA,” said Matthew Harrod, MH Goals sales director. “Independent schools football is booming, and it’s great that we can provide schools across the country with high quality, ultra safe goals for their pupils to play in.”
The ISFA teams often play against professional clubs, and the ISFA cup, which is one of many tournaments organised by the ISFA, is regarded as one of the most prestigious trophies in youth football. Frank Lampard, Victor Moses, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Michael Keane and Fraser Forster are just some of the professional players who attended an ISFA member school, and with more and more children of Premier League players attending independent schools, the standard continues to climb.
“The Independent Schools FA is delighted to welcome MH Goals on board as one of our partners and Officially Approved Goalpost Supplier,” stated Mark Dickson, Chief Executive of the ISFA. “They have been leaders in this field for many years now and have built up a reputation for quality throughout the game. We are very pleased to recommend them to all our member schools and look forward to meeting their staff at our events during the coming seasons”.