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ESFA Introduce U18 Super League as National Cup Competition

ESFA National Competitions are open for 2019/20 with a shake up to the U18 competition format

The ESFA’s National Competitions Department has launched a brand new competition format for the U18 age group for 2019-20 – introducing the ESFA U18 Super League!

Two ESFA U18 Super League competitions will run from September, one for girls and one for boys across the Year 11 – 13 age groups. The competition is designed for schools and colleges which offer a football academy or development programme at sixth form level – in addition the competition is also open to private providers who also offer a similar sixth form-age football programme. We hope that this change will take the level of elite footballing skill we already see throughout the ESFA U18 National Cup programmes to an even higher benchmark.

The competitions, which are based on the Champions League format, will begin with a group phase made up of 4 or 5 teams per group. Each of the teams will play all of the other teams in their group once by Christmas. The winners of the group phase will then qualify to compete in the knockout phase which will begin after the Christmas holidays.

Entry deadline is approaching…

Entries will close on Friday 19 July – if you would like to register to enter this competition, simply email competitions@schoolsfa.com and the team will set you up on the system ahead of the new season. Don’t miss out – make sure your team is a part of something new!

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England U15 SchoolGirls: South of England Squad Announcement

17 Girls who will represent the South of England in the final England U15 Schoolgirls trials on 15 December have been announced!

Following a second round of trials which saw the South East and South West regional squads travel to Thatcham Town F.C. , a squad has been selected to represent the South of England in the final stage of trials on 15 December.

Congratulations to the following girls:

Name

County

Name

County

Alicia Garwood

Essex

Ellie Elkins

Hampshire

Mia Howland

Gloucestershire

Shakira Roberts

Middlesex

Niamh O’Neil

Kent

Zoe Boyd

Gloucestershire

Katie McClean

Essex

Amelia Bloom

Buckinghamshire

Katie Quick

Somerset

Ellie Sara

Devon

Mollie Barnes

Somerset

Lucy Cooper

Dorset

Leonie Telford

Essex

Gemma Whitchurch

Buckinghamshire

Harriet Henry

Cambridgeshire

Ella Cormack

Berkshire

Macey Lloyd

Middlesex

   

This squad will face off against the North of England team for the final stage of the trials Sunday 15 December at Stafford Town F.C.

Once again, congratulations to all the girls who have made it this far and good luck in the final stage of the trials process.

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England U15 SchoolGirls: North of England Squad Announcement

16 Girls who will represent the North of England in the final England U15 Schoolgirls trials on 15 December have been announced!

Following a second round of trials which saw the Midland and North regional squads travel to Stafford Town FC, a squad has been selected to represent the North of England in the final stage of trials on 15 December.

Congratulations to the following Girls :

Name

County

Name

County

Grace Pilling

Lancashire

Holly Deering

Greater Manchester

Sophia Poor

Leicestershire

Tori Almond

Northumberland

Francesca Sarsfield

Lancashire

Delphi Cole

West Midlands

Mikayla Wildgoose

Leicestershire

Megan Sofield

Lancashire

Isabelle Wade

Greater Manchester

Charlotte Crees

West Midlands

Jessica Simpson

Lancashire

Rebecca Ferguson

Northumberland

Katie Oakley

Cheshire

Poppy Pritchard

Northumberland

Lucy Newell

Shropshire

Bethany Strutton

Lancashire

This squad will face off against the South of England team for the final stage of the trials Sunday 15 December at Stafford Town F.C.

Once again, congratulations to all the girls who have made it this far and good luck in the final stage of the trials process.