England U18 Boys’ South East v South West trial takes place this Sunday 17 November
The ESFA continue their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers, with a view to presenting them with the opportunity to earn honours caps by representing their country in the 2019-2020 Schools’ Football season.
With the regional trials having concluded on the 3 November, the best players from the South East and South West have been formed into regional squads who will face each other this Sunday (17th) at Middlesex FA’s, Rectory Park with a 1:45pm KO. ESFA selectors will then choose the strongest possible squad from this game to represent the South of England in the final trial on Sunday 1st December.
These trials will present an opportunity for nominated players to impress selectors before heading to the next stage of the process. Simply by being nominated to take part in regional trials, players have already achieved the honour of being recognised by their county, having been put forward for the opportunity to play internationally by proving their capability of playing both individually and as part of a team.
The international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. Players are chosen based upon their talent, after making their way through a strict trials process. Those who are successful in completing the entire trials process will go on to represent their country in 2020. Once selected, this season’s U18 England Schoolboys’ squad, following some friendly matches, will go on to play in the Centenary Shield against Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Good luck to all those involved!
The National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.