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Our England U18 Schoolboys’ get the Panini sticker treatment

Digital England U18 Schoolboys’ Panini stickers 

Everyone remembers being a pupil at school sitting on the edge of your seat, eyes on the clock, waiting for the lunch bell to ring to either let all your friends see how amazing your Panini sticker collection is or to search the lunch hall high and low in pursuit of a potential swap deal for that one elusive Messi, Pelé or Rooney. Whether you were collecting the 1986 Mexico World Cup album or last year’s 2018 Russian World Cup album we have all been there, for me it was the 2006 Germany World Cup and a star filled England team with the likes of Beckham and a young Rooney, plus three ex-ESFA England Schoolboys’ Joe Cole,  Jermain Defoe and Michael Owen!

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Like collecting every footballing superstars’ sticker we all liked to imagine having our own Panini sticker, in the England strip and representing the county – well, for our England U18 Schoolboys’ that dream recently became a reality! Thanks to our friends over at Panini UK HQ, all 18 squad members have their own digital Panini sticker created, detailing each players height, weight, position, squad number and county team.

Labled Panini Sticker

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Thanks to Panini UK the 2018/19 England Schoolboys’ have kicked of their England U18 Schoolboys’ experience with memories to cherish already and hopefully it will be the first of many Panini stickers to come in their footballing career.  

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Match Reports, The World of Schools' Football, Tie of the Round

#MatchReportMonday – Ringwood School V Bournemouth School for Girls ft. Callum Wilson as the cherry on top

Ringwood School hosts the seventh Playstation Schools’ Cup Tie of the Round with a special appearance from Callum Wilson

It’s #MatchReportMonday time, with hosts Ringwood School and Bournemouth School for Girls (BSG). The Ringwood School pupils were also treated to a visit from A.F.C Bournemouth super striker Callum Wilson for the seventh PlayStation Schools’ Cup Tie of the Round event! Click here for more 

Ringwood School V Bournemouth School for Girls

Before all the match proceedings, Callum Wilson was introduced to both squads pausing for photos and wishing good luck to both teams.

The teams then took to the pitch for kick off, the Ringwood School squad in PlayStation blue and the Bournemouth Schools for Girls squad in red and black kits.

Although the game was a only a local friendly it certainly didn’t play out that way, after kick off it was the Bournemouth School for Girls squad doing all the pressing with the majority of the ball. All of the early pressure payed off when number 7 pounced on a loose ball and slotted it home for one nil to BSG.

The second goal of the game came in a similar fashion to the first only this time it was the BSG number 9 on the case and after picking up a stray pass the number 9 lashed the ball into the roof of the net (Due technical difficulties we lost the goal footage but the goal somewhat resembled this goal below) making it two nil to BSG.

Just before wrapping up the first half the BSG number 7 broke the Ringwood high press, one and one with keeper she smartly knocks the ball past the charging Ringwood keeper collects and passes the ball into the back of the net.  

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After the break the Ringwood girls headed back out with a point to prove, controlling all the early play and asking questions of the BSG defensive. Ringwoods best chance came from Ringwoods number 15 following a powerful drive and reverse pass into the BSG box, with number 18 to collecting and cutting it back across the goal-line but the ball rolled agonisingly out of play.

With both teams in search of the crucial next goal it was the BSG number 7 again that found the breakthrough, after a powerful drive down the wing number 7 was through on goal and with some quick feet the BSG attacker rounded the keeper and cooly found the back of the net making it four nil to BSG.

The late third goal broke the Ringwood girls spirit and after an untidy challenge in the box BSG were awarded a penalty which was safely dispatched from the spot for the number 9’s second and BSG’s fifth.

In the final kicks of the game BSG’s two star attackers number 7 and number 9 combined nicely with number 7 hitting the line and cutting the ball back to number 9 who’s shot was initially well saved but the ball came back to number 9 who makes no mistake and seals the BSG victory!

The final score Ringwood School 0-6 Bournemouth School for Girls concluded the event and all of the days footballing action. A huge thank to the both teams for competing in such fierce and exciting friendly.