ESFA Internationals, featured

England Schoolgirls & Schoolboys take to the pitch this weekend

The England U15 Schoolgirls and England U18 Schoolboys are back in action this weekend as both squads travel up to Newcastle for their fixtures. The Girls face their Scottish counterparts on Saturday 5th June and the Boys play Harrogate Town U19’s in a friendly fixture on Sunday 6th June.

The England U15 Schoolgirls will attempt to continue their successful return to football this weekend after beating a strong Wales U15 side last month. They travel to Cochrane Park in Newcastle for a friendly game against their Scottish counterparts this Saturday 5th June. The match will kick off at 3pm and will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel ESFA TV with full match commentary. The girls will also be collecting their international caps after the game, a special moment for all involved.

The England U18 Schoolboys return to playing football for the first time since the pandemic put an end to their 2019/2020 season. They also travel north to Newcastle and play their fixture at Longbenton Sports Ground at Newcastle University. They face Harrogate Town FC U19’s in a friendly which kick’s off at 3pm on Sunday 6th June. The match will be live-streamed on our Youtube channel ESFA TV and the boys will also be collecting their international caps after the game am immensely proud moment for the boys and their families.

Both International squads saw an anti-climatic end to the 2019/2020 season with the pandemic cancelling both the Bob Doherty Cup for the girls and the Centenary shield for the boys. The squads had recently got back from their international tour of Eindhoven thanks to the guys at InspireSport and were ready to go for their end of season competitive fixtures. These friendly fixtures aim to bring these talented squads back together and give them the opportunity to end their international campaigns in style. We are extremely excited to see both squads pull on their England shirts sponsored by Utilita and remind us of what they can do.

Make sure you stay tuned on our social media channels (@schoolsfootball) for more information on the international squads as well as in match updates from this weekends fixtures.

ESFA Internationals

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.