ESFA Internationals, International Football

ESFA U15 Girls – England 2018/19 kit collection and pre-season preparations

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The ESFA’s search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in 2019 sees 18 girls from across England head to Shrewsbury this weekend for their kit presentation and first training session as a full squad.

Trials for the ESFA U15 England Schoolgirls’ began back in October 2018, where players nominated by their counties were whittled down through regional trials until the official squad was chosen after final trials took place at Stafford Town FC in December. This Sunday (13 December), the girls will be presented with their England Shirts during their day at Shrewsbury Sports Village, where they will then take part in various drills and training activities throughout the course of the day.

In the year of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, which helps highlight the importance and growth of the Women’s Game, the ESFA U15 squad will head over to Eindhoven courtesy of ESFA partners, inspiresport, for a warm weather training camp ahead of the Bob Docherty home nations tournament in Salou during April.

ESFA Internationals, International Football, The World of Schools' Football

U15 Girls – England Squad Announcement

The search for the most talented Schools’ Footballers is now complete for the 2018-19 season

The ESFA have concluded their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in the ESFA U15 Girls’ squad in the 2018-2019 Schools’ Football season. The selectors chose the final 18 players following the final national trials held on Sunday 9th December.

Trialists from the North, Midlands, South East and South West of England came together at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park for their final opportunity to earn a place in the 2018-19 U15 Schoolgirls England squad last weekend. Only the very best trialists were given the privilege of representing the country on an international level.

The girls, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, had been whittled down to four regional squads who played against each other and those successful players will now have the opportunity to represent England in the forthcoming girls’ international programme, which includes taking part in the SAFIB Bob Docherty Cup, scheduled to take place in Salou, Spain in April 2019.

The successful U15 schoolgirls are named below:

Name County Position
Jessica Simpson Lancashire LB
Ella Wilson Northumberland CMF
Tigi Gent Lancashire CF
Lily Patrick Cleveland LW
Rebecca Bell Durham CB
Rebecca Ferguson Northumberland CMF
Georgina Spraggon Northumberland LMF
Mikayla Wildgoose Leicestershire CB
Amelie Darey Surrey CMF
Elizabeth Way Norfolk CF
Saffron O’Brien Gloucestershire GK
Emily Wilson-White Dorset LW
Brooke Aspin Somerset CB
Talia Sanders Oxfordshire LW
Georgia Jenkins Hampshire GK
Ellie-Mae Bell Somerset CMF
Megan Harper Berkshire RMF
Emily Edwards Somerset CF

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. The chosen squad will now go on to represent England playing against their UK counterparts in the 2019 SAFIB Bob Docherty Cup in Salou, Spain. The girls will also enjoy a week of warm weather training in February, courtesy of inspiresport.

The ESFA would like to congratulate the girls named above on their success within the girls’ international programme and wish them all the very best in their upcoming fixtures in 2019.

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Name County Name County
JESSICA SIMPSON Lancashire ELIZABETH WAY Norfolk
ELLA WILSON Northumberland SAFFRON O’BRIEN Gloucestershire
TIGI GENT Lancashire EMILY WILSON-WHITE Dorset
LILLI PATRICK Cleveland BROOKE ASPIN Somerset
REBECCA BELL Durham TALIA SANDERS Oxfordshire
REBECCA FERGUSON Northumberland GEORGIA JENKINS Hampshire
GEORGINA SPRAGGON Northumberland ELLIE-MAY BELL Somerset
MIKAYLA WILDGOOSE Leicestershire MEGAN HARPER Berkshire
AMELIE DAREY Surrey EMILY EDWARDS North Somerset