mission statement


"Cardiff and Vale County Schools continually commits to and promotes the high standards we set as teachers and coaches in our schools. We look to encourage the mental, moral and physical development of our pupils through the medium of Association Football.

We emphasise an ethos which encourages discipline as well as enthusiasm in play, and a healthy respect for opponents. We work closely with our partner schools so that boys and girls can gain a sense of pride and achievement in representing their school, county and country."


Cardiff & Vale County Schools Football Association is an association managed by teachers and supported by primary and secondary schools in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The Cardiff & Vale County FA was formed on June 12th 1896 and was a founder member of both the Welsh (1904) and the English (1911) Schools’ Associations. The Association covers the area of  Cardiff, Barry, Penarth, Llantwit Major and Cowbridge and thus almost the whole of South Glamorgan. The Association oversees Primary and Secondary  Schools’ league competitions, a number of knockout cup tournaments, Inter and Intra schools festivals as well as providing teaching resources. From the 2016/17 season we now have a football development officer who’s role is to develop football further in our schools and provide opportunities for all players keen on embracing the game.

The first boys Cardiff & Vale representative side to be formed was the Under 15 team (1906), followed by the Under 11 team (1953), the Under 13 team (1965), the Under 14 team (1983),  the Under 12, U14 & U16 team (1991). Each representative team competes in a variety of league and cup competitions organised by the Welsh Schools’ Football Association (WSFA), English Schools FA (ESFA) or various County Associations as well as playing friendly matches against other districts or development centres or professional academies.

We have recently developed our girls representative sides. In 2011 we had our first U16 girls rep team. This season we have an U11s, U13s and U15s squads for 2016/17 season.

Players recommended by their schools are chosen, via trials, to join these teams. Players selected for our County teams at trials will have the opportunity to represent both his school and his county in Welsh Schools FA competitions against other counties in Wales. Our County teams also compete in the prestigious English Schools FA Inter County Competitions.

Opportunities arise for players playing in our teams to be recommended for the South Wales and the National Squads because games are watched by the national selectors. Additionally, games are frequently visited by ‘Premier League’ and ‘Championship’ scouts and several ‘old boys’ have signed for Premier League and Football League clubs.

This website will give you instant access to Inter Schools & County fixtures, league tables, match/training info and much more.

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