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ESFA U18 England Squad Announced

The 20 selected players have been announced this week, ahead of the final selection process in January

The ESFA are concluding their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in the 2018-2019 Schools’ Football season. The selectors chose the final 20 players on Sunday 2nd December who, following a friendly against the RAF in January, will be reduced to the official squad of 18.

The North, Midlands, South East and South West of England came together at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park for their final regional opportunity to earn a place in the 2018-19 England squad last weekend. Only the very best trialists were given the privilege of representing the country on an international level.

The players, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, had been whittled down to four regional squads, from which the following successful players will now have the opportunity to play in a friendly at RAF Cosford on 5 January 2019, before the official squad of 18 is decided and announced by the Association.

The 20 named England players are listed below…

Name

County

Position

SAM TICKLE Greater Manchester GK
JACK MARTIN                          Hampshire GK
ROB MALILA Sussex RB
CARTER LYCETT Staffordshire LB
JOSHUA STOREY Cornwall CB
LEVI TARBOTTON Humberside CB
ADAM CROWTHER Hertfordshire CB
LUKE MANLEY Somerset RMF
ETHAN CARTWRIGHT  Staffordshire CMF
ROSS JOHNSTONE Gloucestershire CMF
FREDDIE ENTWISTLE Kent LMF
BRANDON LOCKETT Greater Manchester CMF
SAM HARDING Manchester CMF
OWEN WINDSOR Buckinghamshire LW
JAMES DICKSON Surrey CMF
DEAN RULE Surrey CF
DECLAN ARBOR Staffordshire CF
ISAAC SINCLAIR Lancashire LMF
CONNOR TAYLOR Staffordshire CB
JAMES RICHARDSON Buckinghamshire RW/LW

The ESFA would like to congratulate the boys named above on their success so far within the boys’ international programme and wish them all the very best in their friendly against the RAF at Cosford in January. 

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U18 England Combined Regional Trials This Weekend

The Final Whistle for International Hopefuls Set To Blow in Stafford this Saturday

Trialists from across England will be brought together on Saturday (1 December) for their last opportunity to impress selectors and represent their country as part of the ESFA’s U18 England Schoolboy squad for the 2018-19 season.

Trials for the ESFA England Schoolboys squad will conclude this weekend when trialists from the North, Midlands, South East and South West of England meet at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park.

Players, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, have been whittled down to four regional squads and will now play against each other in their last remaining chance to show why they should be selected for international honours.

The Schedule

Game 1: North v Midlands
1pm KO (2 x 35 mins)

Game 2: South East v South West
2:30pm KO (2 x 35 mins)

Game 3: Losing teams play each other
4:30pm KO (1 x 30 mins)

Game 4: Winning teams play each other
5:15pm KO (1 x 30 mins)

Click here to view this season’s regional squads, ahead of Saturday’s final trials.

The ESFA international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. Participants are chosen based upon their talent, following making it through a strict nomination process. Those who are successful in the trials process will go on to represent their country playing against their UK counterparts in the 2019 Centenary Shield. Two matches of which will be home ties for the England squad, taking place in Slough and Redditch across March and April.

Look out for more information coming soon about home international matches and how you can support our squad! #ESFAU18 #EnglandSchoolboys