The Pioneers of Football Pools

The Football Pools is the oldest Football gaming company in the world. Founded in 1923, The Football Pools has always been a core part of the British Football weekend, since the first Football Pools coupons were distributed to football fans outside Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground.

Gordon Banks and Roger Hunt members of the Football Pools Panel

The Football Pools has since gone from strength to strength. In 2009 Littlewoods, Vernons and Zetters Football Pool companies came together to form The Football Pools, offering customers even bigger prizes. During the last 90 years The Football Pools are proud to have paid out over £3 Billion in prize money to 60 Million lucky winners.

Today The Football Pools is still a core part of the football fans weekly experience, with over 600,000 players every week and prizes of up to £3 Million to be won. In March 2010 we celebrated our biggest ever Football Pools pay out, when top prizes of £4 million were won on a single weekend.

We’ve donated over £1.1 Billion to Good Causes

The Football Pools have donated over £1.1billion to sporting good causes. Quite simply the more you play with us the more we can help develop football related good causes at the grass-roots level. During 2009-2012 football seasons, we donated a further £6 million to football initiatives. This season, as we celebrate 90 years, we have announced a new £2 milliion funding partnership with charity StreetGames

Gareth Southgate: 'This great programme will truly help to change young lives for the better.'

Street Games - funding deal worth £2m

The Football Pools has partnered with charity StreetGames, in a funding deal worth £2m, to create a new football programme - the 'StreetGames Football Pools Fives'.

As part of our continued commitment to leave a lasting legacy by supporting sport, the arts and other good causes, we are working with StreetGames to use the power of football to enhance the lives of young people in disadvantaged areas and have a positive impact on their local communities across the UK.

Former England defender and Aston Villa captain Gareth Southgate has backed the programme as an ambassador for the StreetGames Football Pools Fives which will help 10,000 young people every year.

Please visit footballpoolsfives for more information.

Dawn Primarolo (MP ), Peter Scudamore (Chief Executive of the Premier League ), Ian Penrose (Chief Executive of Sportech PLC, owners of The Football Pools) and George Cohen (England World Cup winner in 1966) at the launch of Premier League Health at Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground.

Premier League Health - £1.6 million donated

The Football Pools has partnered The Premier League to launch the Premier League Health scheme donating over £1.6 million to help tackle a range of men’s health issues including testicular cancer, depression and alcoholism. The scheme is now in action at 16 Premier league clubs across the UK and has prompted £0.9Million to be raised by clubs in additional funding.

Every Player Counts - £2.5 million donated

The Football Pools has partnered The Football League Trust to launch the Every Player Counts scheme donating over £2.5 million to extensively grow disability football provision across 44 Football League clubs in England and Wales. This project will significantly increase the opportunities for people with varying disabilities to access sports through their local Football Clubs.

Fit for Football, Fit for Life - £1 million donated

The Football Pools has partnered The Scottish Football League to launch the Fit for Football, Fit for Life scheme donating £1 million to help tackle serious health issues for young people cross 30 Scottish Football League clubs. Initiatives to improve the participating communities include heart screening, alcohol awareness training as well as defibrillators being available pitch-side at all 30 participating football clubs.

Postal Address

Any documents can be posted to the following address

Customer Service
Walton House
55 Charnock Road
Liverpool L67 1AA

Registered Address is owned and operated by Sportech (Alderney) Ltd which is registered in Alderney as a limited liability company (registration number 1808). The registered office is:

Sportech (Alderney) Limited
Millennium House
Ollivier Street
St Anne
Alderney GY9 3TD