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England U18 Schoolboys v Australia U18 Schoolboys

The England U18 Schoolboys will head to Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park on Saturday 25 January to play this year’s International friendly fixture against the U18 Australian Schoolboys.

The England squad will receive their official home kit, newly sponsored by Utilita, on Saturday morning at the ESFA’s Headquarters in Stafford ahead of the match and will have the opportunity to proudly wear the 3 Lions badge during the afternoon’s game, which is due to kick off at 2:15pm. As part of School Sport Australia’s UK and ROI tour, spanning January, the travelling team will visit Stafford Town this weekend, to take part in this exciting fixture for the second consecutive year.

The ESFA are delighted to announce that the full match will be streamed live via the ESFA’s YouTube Channel, ESFA TV – providing a fantastic viewing experience for supporters who are unable to travel, including those back in Australia.

In light of the devastating bush fires in Australia, the English Schools’ FA would like to invite supporters to make a donation to the Australian Red Cross in order to support their efforts in helping those affected by the fires. The ESFA’s Just Giving page can be found here:

Spectators are encouraged to come along to Stafford Town to get a glimpse of the squad before they embark on their SAFIB Centenary Shield fixtures, which begin in March with an away fixture against Northern Ireland. Tickets can be purchased on entry at £5 for an Adult and £3 concession.

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England U18 Schoolboys’ Kick off their International fixtures for 2020

The England U18 Schoolboys’ Squad will undertake their first friendly match as a final squad of 18 this Sunday (12 January) against the RAF at Oxford City FC. This is the boys’ first chance to proudly wear the three lions badge and represent their country at the highest level.  

Trials for the ESFA U18 Schoolboys’ began back In October 2019, where players nominated by their counties were whittled down through two stages of regional trials until the official squad was chosen after final trials took place at Rowley Park, Stafford at the start of December.  

Spectators are encouraged to come along to Oxford City FC to catch a first glimpse of the squad in their first preparatory match of the season. The match will Kick off at 1:30pm.   The boys’ next game will be on Saturday 25 January at Stafford Town FC against their Australian counterparts. Again, the ESFA encourage spectators to head down to Stafford Town for this event too.

The ESFA would like to wish the boys the best of luck and hope that they are excited for what is bound to be a competitive fixture. Updates will be shared throughout the day on Sunday via the ESFA & RAF Twitter feeds – you can keep up to date by following @SchoolsFootball on Twitter and Instagram.