The England U18 Schoolboys’ Squad will undertake their first friendly match as a final squad of 18 this Sunday (12 January) against the RAF at Oxford City FC. This is the boys’ first chance to proudly wear the three lions badge and represent their country at the highest level.
Trials for the ESFA U18 Schoolboys’ began back In October 2019, where players nominated by their counties were whittled down through two stages of regional trials until the official squad was chosen after final trials took place at Rowley Park, Stafford at the start of December.
Spectators are encouraged to come along to Oxford City FC to catch a first glimpse of the squad in their first preparatory match of the season. The match will Kick off at 1:30pm. The boys’ next game will be on Saturday 25 January at Stafford Town FC against their Australian counterparts. Again, the ESFA encourage spectators to head down to Stafford Town for this event too.
The ESFA would like to wish the boys the best of luck and hope that they are excited for what is bound to be a competitive fixture. Updates will be shared throughout the day on Sunday via the ESFA & RAF Twitter feeds – you can keep up to date by following @SchoolsFootball on Twitter and Instagram.
The National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.