What is ESF?

The UK’s Biggest Grassroots Football Festival!

If you’re looking to make this season one to remember, look no further. With over 1000 youth football teams participating, ESF 2024 is the biggest and most popular grassroots football festival in the UK – There’s nowhere better to take your team for an unforgettable end of season tour.

ESF is a series of professionally organised youth football festivals that bring grassroots teams of all abilities together for a fantastic weekend of football and fun at Butlin’s & Haven. ESF 2024 then culminates with our Champion of Champions event, the ESF Grand Finale, which is staged at St George’s Park!

We’re proud to say that since the very first ESF Festival in 1989, well over 1 million players, coaches and spectators have joined us at ESF.

Professional Organisation

With a passion for football and over 30 years experience organising some of the biggest and most prestigious youth football festivals in the UK and Europe, our teams tell us that our tournament organisation and attention to detail is second to none. Click here to take a look a sample of our customer testimonials.

Football Association Sanction

Every aspect of the game, its safety and ethos is upheld to the highest standards. All ESF Festivals are fully sanctioned by and organised in accordance with the regulations of the relevant National Football Association.

Financial Protection

All payments made to ESF Events Ltd are fully protected. ESF Events are members of ABTOT – The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust. Click here for further details.

Child Protection

All staff employed by ESF Events Ltd are DBS checked. ESF are also proud to support the NSPCC.

First Aid / Health & Safety

The safety and wellbeing of your party is our number one priority. Professional First Aid cover is provided at all ESF Festivals. The holiday resorts selected to stage ESF are fully licenced venues that meet the Health & Safety standards required by law.