ESFA Internationals

ESFA Appoint New England Goalkeeping Coach

ESFA are delighted to welcome Connor Sidley-Adams on board with the England U18 Squad

The ESFA has gained a new member of the England U18 Schoolboy management team, welcoming Connor as the U18 Boys’ Goalkeeping coach…although he has prior U18 Schoolboys experience with the ESFA…

Connor, who himself represented England Schoolboys at U18 level in the 2011/12 season, has since gone on to graduate from Bournemouth University, held roles with the FA as a Coach Developer and is now studying for his MSc in Sports Coaching whilst working for SGS College as a Learning Area Manager.

Mark Hignett, ESFA Vice Chairman said “The ESFA are delighted with our appointment of former U18 schoolboy international Connor Sidley-Adams to the position of U18 Boys Goalkeeping Coach. Connor really impressed our panel with his application and interview and we know he will be a superb addition to the management team and our association.”

Following his appointment, Connor said “The year I was part of the schoolboy set up was one of the best experiences of my life, one I talk about to this day! We got to play at some of the best grounds in the country, alongside some great people and under an amazing coaching team led by Andy Williams! I’m now looking forward to life on the other side of the fence, supporting the players to have the best experience of their lives and one that they can look back on for years to come with fond memories!

The ESFA are looking forward to when they are able to begin hosting International football again and welcoming Connor fully into the team.

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England U18 Schoolboys vs Scotland U18 Schoolboys- Official match day programme

Today ( Thursday 9 April) is the day the England U18 Schoolboys were due to be kicking off their second home leg of the 2019/2020 Centenary Shield campaign v their Scotland Counterparts. However, due to the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019/2020 International season – See here– this game will unfortunately not be going ahead.

However, we are delighted to announce that you can now download the full match day programme for FREE via the link below.

We would like to take this time to thank all the staff at North Ferriby F.C. for their professionalism and communication throughout the organisation of this fixture. The Association were thoroughly looking forward to visiting the Dransfield Stadium, which we know would have been a great venue for this prestigious international fixture.

We would also like to thank all of our international sponsors for supporting the International program, although this season hasn’t come to the end we had expected, it has still been a highly successful and enjoyable season for the England Schoolboys!

Finally, thank you to all the players, coaching staff and parents for their commitment to making this international season such a success. As mentioned in our previous statements, the ESFA is hopeful that their may be an opportunity to host an event with all of this seasons international players to celebrate their achievements and we will keep you informed as and when the possibility arises.