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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:





Taylor Haddow


Kenyatta Bernal


Mathew Wade


Charlie Dickerson


Carter Lycett


Michael Olayinka

Greater Manchester

Ethan Warne


Lucas Garbe


Max Blencowe


David Pereira


Thomas Duffy


Reece Wylie


Brad Santos


Cameron Pike


Ross Johnstone


Taylor Richardson


Ben Reay


Hans Mpongo


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.

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England U18 Schoolboys: North Squad Announcement

16 Boys who will represent the North in the England U18 Schoolboy trials in November have been announced.

Following last Saturday’s trial at Northfield School and Sports College in Billingham, sixteen boys have been named by the ESFA regional selectors as representatives for the North of England.

Congratulations to the following players:

Name County
Charlie Lamb Durham
Michael Olayinka Greater Manchester
Max McGuckin Cleveland
Ben Reay Durham
Cameron Newton Cheshire
Kenyatta Bernal Cheshire
Charlie Hindson Durham
Steven Johnson Durham
Matthew Wade Durham
Joe Lockey Durham
Lucas Garbe Merseyside
Taylor Richardson Durham
Riley Jackson Greater Manchester
Joe Lamb Durham
Xenon Bahula Merseyside
Max Dickov Cheshire

The announcement comes ahead of this season’s North v Midlands regional trials for the England U18 Schoolboys’ squad, which is due to be held at Stafford Town FC on Sunday 3 November.

The best players from the North and Midlands will be selected during the trial on 3 November, which will go on to create this season’s “North” squad. The same process will take place within the South East and South West of England, creating this season’s “South” squad.

These two regional teams will then play each other on Saturday 30 November 2019, where the official squad will be selected for International Schools’ Football duty.

Congratulations to our Northern trialists and good luck in the next round of the process.