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ESFA U18 Schoolboys Pro:Direct Trials – North squad announced

The ESFA hosted stage two of England U18 Schoolboys’ trials, sponsored by Pro:Direct this weekend and are delighted to be announcing the North squad for the Final Trial in December.

The ESFA hosted the first of two regional trials this weekend with the North and Midlands regional squads travelling to Lilleshall National Sports Centre!

A squad of 16 players has now been selected to represent the North of England at the final stage of the trial process, which will be hosted at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on Sunday 19th December. The successful trialists from the event on the 19th will be selected to play for the England U18 Schoolboys for the 2021/22 season and have the opportunity to pull on the prestigious three lions shirt!

Full details of the International Trials and a rundown of what to expect from the 2021/22 international season can be found here.

The ESFA would like to congratulate the boys listed below for being selected to represent the North at the final trial:

Number Name County
1.Josh MazfariCleveland
2.Matthew DopsonNorthumberland
3.Demico BurtonWest Midlands
4.Charlie RoweCleveland
5.Jack BostockStaffordshire
6.Alfie DeanNorth Yorkshire
7.Jamie NorvellNorthumberland
8.Oscar FletcherCleveland
9.Josh StonesWest Yorkshire
10.Jakub HebdaWest Yorkshire
11.Jeevan PurewalShropshire
12.Marcus JenningsLancashire
14.Bailey HallCheshire
15.Morgan PayneStaffordshire
16. Tom WalshNorthumberland
17. Sam JohnsonDurham


The ESFA would like to thank all the players that took part in this season’s initial trials and wish them the very best of luck with their upcoming pursuits in their footballing careers.

Follow the ESFA’s social media channels (@schoolsfootball) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and www.schoolsfootball.org for regular updates on the 21/22 international programme.

Photo credits: 353 Photography


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ESFA U15 Schoolgirls Pro:Direct Trials- North and South squad announced

The ESFA concluded stage 2 of England U15 Schoolgirls Trials sponsored by Pro:Direct this weekend and are delighted to be announcing the North and South Squads for the final trial in December.

The ESFA hosted two regional trials this weekend with the North and Midlands regional squads travelling to Lilleshall National Sports Centre and the South East and South West squads travelling to Rectory Park in Middlesex. From these trials, two squads of girls have been selected to represent the North and the South at the Final stage of the trial process. This trial will be hosted at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on Sunday 12th December. The successful trialists from this trial will be selected to play for the England U15 Schoolgirls for the 2021/22 season and have the opportunity to pull on the prestigious three lions shirt!

Full details of the International Trials and a rundown of what to expect from the 2021/22 international season can be found here.

The ESFA would like to congratulate the girls listed below for being selected for their respective representative squads:

North Squad:

Number Name County
1. Ashleigh Ridsdel-Harrison South Yorkshire
2. Freya Grace DyosNorthumberland
3. Cara Fisher Northumberland
4. Holly Tickle Lancashire
5. Amelia Freeman Durham
6. Emily CassapDurham
7. Niamh BoothroydNorthumberland
8. Ella Baker Cleveland
9. Rose McCarthy Cleveland
10. Freya Williams – Rowe Cheshire
11.Abbey Beresford West Midlands
12. Simone SherwoodNorthamptonshire
13. Maisie Docherty Shropshire
14. Eva Stanley Shropshire
15. Pheobe Badelek Leicestershire
16. Ruby Millington Staffordshire 

South Squad:

NumberName County
1. Cherry Preisner Berkshire
2. Isobel Young Kent
3. Millie Hodge Wiltshire 
4. Saoirse HouriganMiddlesex
5. Abby Kay Oxfordshire
6. Grace McEwen Essex
7. Holly RandallHampshire 
8. Cecily Wellesley – Smith Oxfordshire
9. Ruby Gaitely Kent
10. Emily CadellGloucestershire
11. Mia ObengMiddlesex
12. Taya Pomfret Devon
13.Ella StowellGloucestershire
14. Sophie ByromBuckinghamshire
15.Kaci – Jai Bonwick Suffolk
16.Martha Campbell Gloucestershire
17.Mia EndacottDevon

The ESFA would like to thank all the players that took part in this season’s initial trials and wish them the very best of luck with their next pursuits in their footballing careers.

Follow the ESFA’s social media channels (@schoolsfootball) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and www.schoolsfootball.org for regular updates on the 21/22 international programme.

Photo credits: 353 Photography