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England U15 Schoolgirls’ Pro:Direct trials-regional squads announced

The ESFA is delighted to announce the successful trialists from the initial stage of the England U15 Schoolgirls’ trial process. These girls will now progress to stage two, representing their region with the aim of reaching the final trial in December.

The ESFA hosted stage one of the U15 Schoolgirls’ Pro:Direct trials on Sunday 9 October, with events taking place in the North, Midlands, South East and South West of the country. From each trial, a squad of successful girls has been selected to go forward and represent their region in stage two of the trials process.

You can view the selected squad details below –

The successful girls from the weekend’s events will go forward to create the North, Midlands, South East and South West squads, with the North v South and South East v South West matches making up the second phase of the Pro:Direct Trials process.

Full details of the International Trials and a rundown of what to expect from the 2022/23 international season can be found here.

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


Players Name Players County 
Eva StanleyShropshire CSFA
Pixie Bradley Shropshire CSFA
Isabel Vincent Shropshire CSFA
Ebony FoleyLincolnshire CSFA 
Grace Smith Lincolnshire CSFA 
Libby Hudson Nottinghamshire CSFA
Kameal Ellis Staffordshire CSFA
Issabella GurlingDerbyshire CSFA
Chanelle Cole West Midlands CSFA
Isobel Roper West Midlands CSFA
Tilly AbrahamsWest Midlands CSFA
Eve LoverockWest Midlands CSFA
Ruby RobertsNorthamptonshire CSFA
Emily Walne Derbyshire CSFA
Romy Goodman – SaundersLeicestershire CSFA
Maisie DochertyShropshire CSFA CSFA


Players Name Players County 
Eva BewickeDurham CSFA
Grace CollinsonDurham CSFA
Tilly Parker Cleveland CSFA 
Annie Mitchell Cleveland CSFA 
Hollie Davidson Cleveland CSFA 
Macie – Mae Halsall Cleveland CSFA 
Milly Burdon Cleveland CSFA 
Cerys NeilCheshire CSFA
Skye Clough Northumberland CSFA
Freya Dyos Northumberland CSFA
Isla Hepburn Northumberland CSFA
Holly Chater Northumberland CSFA
Aoife Colbert MartinNorthumberland CSFA
Jessica AndersonLancashire CSFA 
Lois Cartmell Lancashire CSFA 
Ocean Flanagan Lancashire CSFA 
Ebony Wilkinson Lancashire CSFA 
Erin Walker West Yorkshire CSFA 
Amelie WaineMerseyside CSFA

South East

Players Name Players County 
Phoebe DuffinSuffolk CSFA 
Autumn WheatonSuffolk CSFA 
Macy ArnottKent CSFA
Paige HoveyKent CSFA
Daisy KiddKent CSFA
Phoebe CowleyKent CSFA
Amy LiddiardHertfordshire CSFA 
Abi Conway Hertfordshire CSFA 
Lacey Higgs Hertfordshire CSFA 
Francesca HamerCambridgeshire CSFA
Izzy PalmerCambridgeshire CSFA
Jenna WhinneyCambridgeshire CSFA
Bryony Brodie Cambridgeshire CSFA
Mylee Baker Buckinghamshire CSFA 
Chiemela UdeEssex CSFA 
Olivia GlassonEssex CSFA 
Amelia Marriott Cambridgeshire CSFA

South West

Players Name Players County 
Tia-Mae JoseCornwall SFA
Aimee WaltersCornwall SFA
Jessica GeachCornwall SFA
Molly StroudDevon CSFA
Roxylea ThomasDevon CSFA
Sophie PearseDevon CSFA
Isabelle Firth Devon CSFA
Ella StowellGloucestershire CSFA 
Macy WalbyGloucestershire CSFA 
Erin FreemanGloucestershire CSFA 
Erin WilliamsGloucestershire CSFA 
Chloe GiddingsGloucestershire CSFA 
Julia WhiteWiltshire CSFA 
Tyra WilsonWiltshire CSFA 
Olivia Grace SmithOxfordshire CSFA
Isla BettsDorset CSFA 
Safia BoltonBerkshire CSFA 

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 www.schoolsfootball.org for regular updates on the 22/23 international programme.

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ESFA Internationals

England Schoolgirls U15 2 Feyenoord Women U15 2- Eindhoven Tour 2020

Another positive result for the England Schoolgirl squad as they twice came from a goal behind to draw 2-2 against Feyenoord Women on Tuesday night.

In a very competitive fixture it was the hosts who took a first half lead before Leoni Telford’s fantastic long range free-kick tied the game up.

Once again the wind was having an effect on the proceedings which gave the England girls an additional test with the wind in their faces in the second half against a much more physical side than they had faced in their opening fixture.

It was the home side who edged back ahead, a 25 yard free kick hitting the crossbar before the rebound was scrambled home from close range.

Not to be deterred, the girls fought back and looked dangerous on a number of occasions with Macey Bannerman-Lloyd seeing a volley saved by the home keeper and Poppy Pritchard having a goal ruled out for handball in the build up.

Pritchard was not to be denied late on though, a short corner saw her fire an unstoppable right foot shot into the top corner giving the keeper and the defender on the post no chance to prevent the equaliser.

England went in search of a winner but Megan Sofield was closed down on the edge of the box just when it looked like she had created space for a clear shot on goal and they were grateful to Sophia Poor for a last second save to deny the hosts.

Overall their unbeaten record in their two tour games will set the girls up for their next match, a tough test away to the Republic of Ireland in the John Read Trophy next month before the start of the Bob Docherty Cup in April.

Photo Credit- 353 Photography