ESFA Internationals

England U18 Schoolboy trials: South East v South West

England U18 Boys’ South East v South West trial takes place this Sunday 17 November

The ESFA continue their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers, with a view to presenting them with the opportunity to earn honours caps by representing their country in the 2019-2020 Schools’ Football season.  

With the regional trials having concluded on the 3 November, the best players from the South East and South West have been formed into regional squads who will face each other this Sunday (17th) at Middlesex FA’s, Rectory Park with a 1:45pm KO. ESFA selectors will then choose the strongest possible squad from this game to represent the South of England in the final trial on Sunday 1st December.  

These trials will present an opportunity for nominated players to impress selectors before heading to the next stage of the process. Simply by being nominated to take part in regional trials, players have already achieved the honour of being recognised by their county, having been put forward for the opportunity to play internationally by proving their capability of playing both individually and as part of a team.  

The international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. Players are chosen based upon their talent, after making their way through a strict trials process. Those who are successful in completing the entire trials process will go on to represent their country in 2020. Once selected, this season’s U18 England Schoolboys’ squad, following some friendly matches, will go on to play in the Centenary Shield against Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

Good luck to all those involved!

ESFA Internationals

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.