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inspiresport Centenary Shield- England Home matches

SAFIB’s inspiresport Centenary Shield kicks off tomorrow (Thursday 2nd March) with the Scottish Schoolboys hosting Northern Ireland. The England U18 Schoolboys kick off their campaign later this month with a trip to Northern Ireland before two home fixtures against Scotland and Republic of Ireland at the beginning of April.

England v Scotland

The inspiresport Centenary Shield gets underway tomorrow and with it, the anticipation for the two England home fixtures is building. The England U18 Schoolboys will host Scotland at Spennymoor Town on Friday 1st April with the match kicking off at 7pm. Due to the pandemic cancelling a trip to the Brewery Field in 2020, England are excited to be hosting their first home game at Spennymoor Town FC and expect a bumper crowd to get behind the England Schoolboys as they look to lift the Shield for the first time since 2016.

Tickets for this fixture can be purchased on the Spennymoor Town FC Website here

England v Republic of Ireland

Following their home fixture vs Scotland, the England U18 Schoolboys will be traveling south to Eastleigh FC for their fixture v the Republic of Ireland on Friday 8th April. The ESFA is delighted to be hosting their second home international at Eastleigh FC which is also home of the ESFA’s principle partner Utilita and the event will feature lots of engaging activities for spectators to get involved with pre and post game.

Tickets for this fixture can be purchased on the Eastleigh FC website here.

How to Follow

All of SAFIB’s inspiresport Centenary Shield matches will be shown live across BBC Sport’s website and app and available on iPlayer (UK only). For more information on the brand new and exciting broadcast deal, check out the announcement here.

The two England home fixtures at Spennymoor Town and Eastleigh FC will also be streamed live on the ESFA’s YouTube channel ESFA TV.

For the latest updates on the inspiresport Centenary Shield and the England U18 Schoolboys’ progress in the tournament, be sure to follow @Schoolsfootball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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