Squad Team and Management staff

Regional Selectors

The International Programme is governed by the ESFA’s Council through its Representative Football Committee. The Committee sets the international programme, which is built around the competitive fixtures provided by the Schools’ International Football Association Board (SAFIB). The Council further supports the international programme by running a series of regional trials, co-ordinated by a Council member or their nominee.

For the 21/22 season, regional co-ordinators are:

U15 Girls

Council memberArea
Gavin RuslingSouth West of England
Eammon Kearney South East of England
Mark HignettMidlands
Owen AistonNorth of England

U18 Boys

Council memberArea
Gareth RuslingSouth West of England
Eammon Kearney South East of England
Mark Hignett Midlands
Owen AistonNorth of England

Council are supported in their work by an International Programme Co-ordinator, who administers the programme behind the scenes. For the boys, this voluntary post is held by Derv Chown. For the Girls, the post is held by Chris Baty. 

Staffing the Squads

Each team is run by a set of volunteers and we are immensely grateful to them to giving their time to support the international programme. We hope that our volunteer management teams have as good an experience as the pupils who play.

The personnel for 22/23 is: 

U15 Girls

Sian Williams Manager
Oz Rowley Assistant Manager
David Ebberson Goalkeeping Coach
Abi Urmston


Chris BatyInternational programme Coordinator

U18 Boys

Luke HamptonManager
Matthew AthertonAssistant Manager
James Norton Goalkeeping Coach

Additional Staff

Samantha Taylor-WhiteheadWelfare Officer
Michael MckenzieProject Manager