ESFA Internationals, International Football

England Schoolboys’ opening Centenary Shield match to be streamed LIVE on ESFA TV

England V Wales opening Centenary Shield match to be streamed live from 6:45pm via ESFA TV on YouTube…


The England U18 Schoolboys will take part in the opening match of this season’s Centenary Shield competition when they face Wales (Welsh Schools’ FA) in the first competitive match of the season at Slough Town FC this Friday 8 March (7pm KO). The match will be preceded by a Primary School football festival, sponsored by the Professional Footballers Association and featuring 10 schools from the Berkshire area.


The England squad in their official kit, courtesy of Pendle Sports will head to Slough on Friday (8 March) to compete in their first competitive match of the season. The squad has enjoyed some success with their friendly matches so far, beating School Sport Australia 1-0, followed by two further matches against the ESFA’s HE foundation partner, University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) students, where England secured both a win and a draw.

Spectators are invited to come along to Slough Town FC this Friday to support this season’s squad as they embark on their Centenary Shield run:


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 Bohemians FC

7pm KO

As per previous seasons, the ESFA are delighted to announce that both home matches (8 March and 5 April) will be streamed live, online and for free via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV. You can tune in from 6:45pm on Friday for live coverage of the match with full commentary.


Pre-match build up will be available via the ESFA’s social media accounts; as well as an interactive Man of the Match vote via Twitter (@schoolsfootball).


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.


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