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England Schoolboys’ opening Centenary Shield match to be streamed LIVE on ESFA TV

England V Wales opening Centenary Shield match to be streamed live from 6:45pm via ESFA TV on YouTube…

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The England U18 Schoolboys will take part in the opening match of this season’s Centenary Shield competition when they face Wales (Welsh Schools’ FA) in the first competitive match of the season at Slough Town FC this Friday 8 March (7pm KO). The match will be preceded by a Primary School football festival, sponsored by the Professional Footballers Association and featuring 10 schools from the Berkshire area.

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The England squad in their official kit, courtesy of Pendle Sports will head to Slough on Friday (8 March) to compete in their first competitive match of the season. The squad has enjoyed some success with their friendly matches so far, beating School Sport Australia 1-0, followed by two further matches against the ESFA’s HE foundation partner, University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) students, where England secured both a win and a draw.

Spectators are invited to come along to Slough Town FC this Friday to support this season’s squad as they embark on their Centenary Shield run:

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Centenary Shield Fixtures
England v Wales Friday 8 March 2019 Slough Town FC

7pm KO

Scotland v England Friday 22 March 2019 Inverurie Locos

7pm KO

England v Northern Ireland Friday 5 April 2019 Redditch United FC

7pm KO

Republic of Ireland v England Friday 12 April 2019 Bohemians FC

7pm KO

As per previous seasons, the ESFA are delighted to announce that both home matches (8 March and 5 April) will be streamed live, online and for free via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV. You can tune in from 6:45pm on Friday for live coverage of the match with full commentary.

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Pre-match build up will be available via the ESFA’s social media accounts; as well as an interactive Man of the Match vote via Twitter (@schoolsfootball).

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The ESFA international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. They are chosen based upon their talent, following making it through a national nomination process.

 

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ESFA U18 England Squad Announced

The 20 selected players have been announced this week, ahead of the final selection process in January

The ESFA are concluding their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in the 2018-2019 Schools’ Football season. The selectors chose the final 20 players on Sunday 2nd December who, following a friendly against the RAF in January, will be reduced to the official squad of 18.

The North, Midlands, South East and South West of England came together at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park for their final regional opportunity to earn a place in the 2018-19 England squad last weekend. Only the very best trialists were given the privilege of representing the country on an international level.

The players, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, had been whittled down to four regional squads, from which the following successful players will now have the opportunity to play in a friendly at RAF Cosford on 5 January 2019, before the official squad of 18 is decided and announced by the Association.

The 20 named England players are listed below…

Name

County

Position

SAM TICKLE Greater Manchester GK
JACK MARTIN                          Hampshire GK
ROB MALILA Sussex RB
CARTER LYCETT Staffordshire LB
JOSHUA STOREY Cornwall CB
LEVI TARBOTTON Humberside CB
ADAM CROWTHER Hertfordshire CB
LUKE MANLEY Somerset RMF
ETHAN CARTWRIGHT  Staffordshire CMF
ROSS JOHNSTONE Gloucestershire CMF
FREDDIE ENTWISTLE Kent LMF
BRANDON LOCKETT Greater Manchester CMF
SAM HARDING Manchester CMF
OWEN WINDSOR Buckinghamshire LW
JAMES DICKSON Surrey CMF
DEAN RULE Surrey CF
DECLAN ARBOR Staffordshire CF
ISAAC SINCLAIR Lancashire LMF
CONNOR TAYLOR Staffordshire CB
JAMES RICHARDSON Buckinghamshire RW/LW

The ESFA would like to congratulate the boys named above on their success so far within the boys’ international programme and wish them all the very best in their friendly against the RAF at Cosford in January. 

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