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U18 England Schoolboys take on Australian counterparts

The England U18 Schoolboys will take on their first friendly match as a final squad…

This Saturday 26 January against the Australian schoolboys at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park.

The England squad will receive their official kit, thanks to Pendle Sports on Saturday morning ahead of the match and will get their first opportunity to proudly wear the 3 Lions badge during the afternoon’s game, which is due to kick off at 2pm. As part of School Sport Australia’s UK and ROI tour, spanning January, the travelling team will visit Stafford Town this weekend, in their first match against England since January 2017.

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Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park

Spectators are encouraged to come along to Stafford Town to get a glimpse of the squad before they embark on their SAFIB Centenary Shield fixtures, which begin in March with a home tie against Wales at Slough Town FC.

You can find the squad’s upcoming fixture list below:

Fixture Date Venue
England v Australia (friendly) Saturday 26 January 2019 Stafford Town FC

2pm KO

UCFB v England (friendly) Saturday 9 February 2019 Belle Vue Sports Village

2pm KO

UCFB 2 v England (friendly) Saturday 2 March 2019 Venue TBC
Centenary Shield Fixtures
England v Wales Friday 8 March 2019 Slough Town FC

7pm KO

Scotland v England Friday 22 March 2019 Inverurie Locos

7pm KO

England v Northern Ireland Friday 5 April 2019 Redditch United FC

7pm KO

Republic of Ireland v England Friday 12 April 2019 Venue TBC

7pm KO


The ESFA international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. They are chosen based upon their talent, following making it through a national nomination process.ESFA_U18vRAF_050119_005.jpg

Good luck boys!

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