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South West Independent Schools Football League

The South West Independent Schools Football League (SWISFL) is an amateur football league for schools in the South West of England. It was founded in 1975 and currently has over 100 member schools.

The SWISFL runs a number of competitions for boys and girls of all ages, from under-11s to under-18s. The most prestigious competition is the SWISFL Cup, which is contested by the top teams in the league.

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The SWISFL also runs a number of other competitions, including:

  • The SWISFL Trophy
  • The SWISFL Shield
  • The SWISFL Challenge Cup
  • The SWISFL Plate
  • The SWISFL Vase

The SWISFL is affiliated to the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA). This means that the league's competitions are eligible for FA Charter Standard status.

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The SWISFL is a well-respected football league and has produced a number of talented players who have gone on to play professional football. Some notable alumni of the SWISFL include:

  • Michael Owen (Marlborough College)
  • David Beckham (Bradford Grammar School)
  • Frank Lampard (Feeny Grammar School)
  • Steven Gerrard (Whiston High School)
  • Wayne Rooney (Everton FC Academy)

The SWISFL is a great way for young people to develop their football skills and compete against some of the best players in the South West. The league also provides a valuable opportunity for players to make new friends and experience the benefits of playing team sports.


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