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England U18 Schoolboys’ Pro:Direct Trials- Final Squad Announced

The successful trialists below will now face one last trial on Sunday 10th December. The North squad will compete against the South for one of the eighteen spots available in the final squad and the opportunity to represent their country for the 2023/24 international season.

A huge congratulations to the players listed below for making their respective regional squads:

The ESFA would like to thank all the players that took part in this season’s initial trials and wish them the very best of luck with their next pursuits in their footballing careers.

Follow the ESFA’s social media channels (@schoolsfootball) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and for regular updates on the 22/23 international programme.

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ESFA National Finals at Stoke City

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming ESFA National Finals at Stoke City FC

The ESFA is delighted to be returning to Stoke City’s stadium this season, for seven days of National Finals, where 25 teams will be crowned National Champions for 2023. The fixtures will feature both girls’ & boys’ finals from U11 – U18 and a mixture of representative District & County finals plus Schools’ Cup Finals. The ESFA Men & Women’s U18 Super League Finals will also take place during the course of the events.


You can see the full fixture schedule for the National Finals at SCFC below, click left or right to see what games feature on which days.

Show your support

Tickets are available for all fixtures via the ESFA’s events page on their website. Entry to the stadium is completely free of charge for all spectators, but the ESFA is monitoring crowd numbers with ticket orders, therefore please place an order for tickets for anyone attending the finals. School teams will be contacted separately in regards to spectator numbers from their school but parents and additional spectators should order tickets via the link above.

Other ways to watch

All ESFA National Finals at Stoke City FC will be streamed live via the ESFA’s YouTube channel, ESFA TV. Each final will feature full commentary and provide a great viewing experience for all those supporters who are unable to travel to the stadium.

The ESFA is delighted to be hosting these National Final events at such a fantastic venue and hope to welcome a number of spectators along to the event to cheer on this season’s finalists as they complete their schools’ football season.

Further updates

Keep an eye on the ESFA’s social channels across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to watch the build-up to the upcoming finals – just follow @schoolsfootball on all platforms