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ESFA Appoint New England Goalkeeping Coach

ESFA are delighted to welcome Connor Sidley-Adams on board with the England U18 Squad

The ESFA has gained a new member of the England U18 Schoolboy management team, welcoming Connor as the U18 Boys’ Goalkeeping coach…although he has prior U18 Schoolboys experience with the ESFA…

Connor, who himself represented England Schoolboys at U18 level in the 2011/12 season, has since gone on to graduate from Bournemouth University, held roles with the FA as a Coach Developer and is now studying for his MSc in Sports Coaching whilst working for SGS College as a Learning Area Manager.

Mark Hignett, ESFA Vice Chairman said “The ESFA are delighted with our appointment of former U18 schoolboy international Connor Sidley-Adams to the position of U18 Boys Goalkeeping Coach. Connor really impressed our panel with his application and interview and we know he will be a superb addition to the management team and our association.”

Following his appointment, Connor said “The year I was part of the schoolboy set up was one of the best experiences of my life, one I talk about to this day! We got to play at some of the best grounds in the country, alongside some great people and under an amazing coaching team led by Andy Williams! I’m now looking forward to life on the other side of the fence, supporting the players to have the best experience of their lives and one that they can look back on for years to come with fond memories!

The ESFA are looking forward to when they are able to begin hosting International football again and welcoming Connor fully into the team.

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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.

Support England v ROI

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!