The Final Whistle for International Hopefuls Set To Blow in Stafford this Saturday
Trialists from across England will be brought together on Saturday (1 December) for their last opportunity to impress selectors and represent their country as part of the ESFA’s U18 England Schoolboy squad for the 2018-19 season.
Trials for the ESFA England Schoolboys squad will conclude this weekend when trialists from the North, Midlands, South East and South West of England meet at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park.
Players, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, have been whittled down to four regional squads and will now play against each other in their last remaining chance to show why they should be selected for international honours.
Game 1: North v Midlands
1pm KO (2 x 35 mins)
Game 2: South East v South West
2:30pm KO (2 x 35 mins)
Game 3: Losing teams play each other
4:30pm KO (1 x 30 mins)
Game 4: Winning teams play each other
5:15pm KO (1 x 30 mins)
Click here to view this season’s regional squads, ahead of Saturday’s final trials.
The ESFA international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. Participants are chosen based upon their talent, following making it through a strict nomination process. Those who are successful in the trials process will go on to represent their country playing against their UK counterparts in the 2019 Centenary Shield. Two matches of which will be home ties for the England squad, taking place in Slough and Redditch across March and April.
Look out for more information coming soon about home international matches and how you can support our squad! #ESFAU18 #EnglandSchoolboys