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England U18 Schoolboys- Two home Centenary Shield fixtures announced

The English Schools Football Association are delighted to announce two home International fixtures for the 2020 Centenary Shield

England v ROI | Friday 3 April 2020 | Spennymoor Town FC | 7pm KO

The England U18 Schoolboys will undertake their second Centenary Shield match on Friday 3 April against the Republic of Ireland schoolboys at Spennymoor Town FC.

The England squad will be proudly wearing the 3 Lions badge for their first competitive home match, when the fixture kicks off at 7pm at the Brewery Field, hosted by Spennymoor Town.

The players, who were presented with their Utilita sponsored England kits ahead of their friendly fixture against Australian Schoolboys back in January, will take on their ROI peers in what will be their first home Centenary Shield match of the season.

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Tickets are available now online via the Spennymoor website – click here to purchase yours! Tickets will also be available on the gate, providing they don’t sell out beforehand – don’t miss out!

Watch online via ESFA YouTube Channel, ESFA TV, powered by Utilita. Live coverage will begin around 30 minutes before kick off and the match will be streamed with full commentary and replays live! It will also be able to view as a replay on ESFA TV.

Don’t forget to subscribe to ESFA TV to stay up to date with all of our most recent video content.

England v Scotland | Thursday 9 April 2020 | North Ferriby FC | 7pm KO

The England U18 Schoolboys will undertake their third Centenary Shield match on Thursday 9 April against the Scotland U18 Schoolboys at North Ferriby FC.

The England squad will face Scotland in their second home match, when the fixture kicks off at 7pm at the Dransfield Stadium, hosted by North Ferriby.

Support England v Scotland

Tickets are available to order via email to tspollard@btinternet.com – tickets will also be available on the gate, providing they don’t sell out beforehand – don’t miss out!

Watch online via ESFA YouTube Channel, ESFA TV, powered by Utilita. Live coverage will begin around 30 minutes before kick off and the match will be streamed with full commentary and replays live! It will also be able to view as a replay on ESFA TV.

Don’t forget to subscribe to ESFA TV to stay up to date with all of our most recent video content.

Pre-match and behind the scenes coverage will be available on the ESFA social channels (@schoolsfootball on Twitter and Instagram) and don’t forget – an live Player of the Match vote will take place on our Twitter account around 10 mins before the end of the match!

Spectators are encouraged to come along to both games to support this season’s squad as they battle it out for Centenary Shield glory. Tickets will be available on the gate at a cost of £5/£3 (concessions)

We look forward to welcoming you along to this year’s home matches!

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ESFA England U18 Schoolboys’- Official Squad Announcement

The ESFA have announced the 18 players chosen to represent the England U18 Schoolboys’ for the 2019-2020 season!

The ESFA concluded their search for the best schools’ footballers that England has to offer yesterday (Sunday 1st December) with the final England U18 Schoolboys’ trial taking place at Rowley Park, Stafford. The boys have progressed through a rigorous trial process from October until December to be finally selected to represent their country.

The players were first nominated by their county sides to attend regional trials that led to the construction of four regional squads, the North, Midlands, South East and South West. These squads then went head to head in step two of the trials process and formed the North and South Squads that traveled to Rowley Park yesterday for the final step of the process.

With that being said, making the final stage of the trials is a huge personal achievement for all the boys who attended and something they can be very proud of.

A huge congratulations to the following boys:

Name

County

Name

County

Taylor Haddow

Bedfordshire

Kenyatta Bernal

Cheshire

Mathew Wade

Durham

Charlie Dickerson

Norfolk

Carter Lycett

Staffordshire

Michael Olayinka

Greater Manchester

Ethan Warne

Norfolk

Lucas Garbe

Merseyside

Max Blencowe

Sussex

David Pereira

Staffordshire

Thomas Duffy

Essex

Reece Wylie

Hampshire

Brad Santos

Sussex

Cameron Pike

Somerset

Ross Johnstone

Gloucestershire

Taylor Richardson

Durham

Ben Reay

Durham

Hans Mpongo

Hampshire

The U18 England Schoolboys’ squad will start with some friendly fixtures, starting against the RAF on the 12th January 2020 followed by a game against Australia schoolboys’ on the 25th January. They will then play two further friendly games against two different UCFB squads before heading away on preparatory training before their competitive fixtures in the Centenary Shield against Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in April 2020.

The ESFA would like to once more congratulate all the players that were put forward for England Schoolboys’ trials this season and wish those players that haven’t been selected the very best of luck with the rest of their season and footballing careers.