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England Schoolgirls and Schoolboys jet off with inspiresport

The England Schoolgirls and Schoolboys take to the skies and bring the footballing heat to Eindhoven and Milan with inspiresport 

In partnership with inspiresport both the England U15 Schoolgirls and England U18 Schoolboys have this week jetted off on their overseas tours in Holland and Italy.  

England Schoolgirls


The England Schoolgirls are spending their half term in Holland for their bespoke tour. Monday saw them arrive in Eindhoven and travel straight to Beukenlaan to play RKVV JEKA U15s. You can read the match report here.

Tuesday will see the players take to training pitches for some post-game training sessions. Wednesday morning is opportunity to explore Philips Stadium (The PSV Eindhoven Stadium) and the city of Eindhoven also known as the ‘City of Light’. After the morning’s proceedings the England Schoolgirls will return to the training pitches in preparation of their evening Match against the FC Eindhoven U15s.

Thursday sees the girls taking the time to get familiar with PSV Eindhoven’s training facilities and see the PSV first team put through the paces and on the final day the girls have the morning to enjoy the remainder of the city before flying back home. 

England Schoolboys

U18 Boys - 2019 - Milan

The England Schoolboystour takes place in Italy and specifically Milan, home to footballing icons Inter and AC Milan. The first item on the itinerary saw the boys head to legendary stadium Inter Milan San Siro for a tour followed up by watching a league game between Inter Milan and Sampdoria. On day two, like the girls, the boys hit the training ground before taking to the streets and exploring the city of Milan.

Day three sees the first game of the Schoolboystour where they’ll travel to Renate to meet AC Renate U18 in friendly fixture. The following morning the boys will have a pre-match training session before the tour finale of huge friendly game versus the Inter Milan Academy U18s and returning home. 

A special thanks to inspiresport for supporting both the England squads and providing such a fantastic opportunity for all involved.  


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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!


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

Check out the social media reaction –

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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