ESFA Internationals, International Football

ESFA U15 Girls – England 2018/19 kit collection and pre-season preparations

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The ESFA’s search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in 2019 sees 18 girls from across England head to Shrewsbury this weekend for their kit presentation and first training session as a full squad.

Trials for the ESFA U15 England Schoolgirls’ began back in October 2018, where players nominated by their counties were whittled down through regional trials until the official squad was chosen after final trials took place at Stafford Town FC in December. This Sunday (13 December), the girls will be presented with their England Shirts during their day at Shrewsbury Sports Village, where they will then take part in various drills and training activities throughout the course of the day.

In the year of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, which helps highlight the importance and growth of the Women’s Game, the ESFA U15 squad will head over to Eindhoven courtesy of ESFA partners, inspiresport, for a warm weather training camp ahead of the Bob Docherty home nations tournament in Salou during April.

ESFA Internationals, International Football

ESFA Announce 2019 England Squad

The final squad of 18 Schoolboys is released

The ESFA have concluded 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 18 players following a friendly match against the RAF at RAF Cosford on Saturday 26 January, in which the ESFA enjoyed a 2 – 1 victory. You can read the match report here.

Following a series of trials for schoolboys in England, the final 20 squad headed to the friendly match in Cosford last weekend, for ESFA selectors to decide on the final 18 members that would represent England Schoolboys throughout the remainder of the 2019 season. Only the very best trialists were given the privilege of representing their country on an international level.

The players, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, have now been whittled down via the ESFA’s international trial process to the final, successful 18 squad members.

Please find the ESFA England Schoolboys squad 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
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 send their congratulations to all 18 of the selected players, and also thank the parents and all players who have been involved in this season’s international trial process. 

The squad now look forward to their first official friendly as a team of 18 against Australia Schoolboys at Stafford Town FC on Saturday 26 January. 

Tickets available on the gate and priced at £5 adults and £2 concessions.

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Good luck to the new squad and we hope to welcome a good crowd along to Stafford Town later this month!