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hummel Centenary Shield: England v Wales

The England U18 Schoolboys conclude their hummel Centenary Shield campaign this Friday 28th April, hosting Wales U18 Schoolboys at Hednesford Town FC.

The match will be streamed live via the Recast TV streaming service on the night

Purchase a match ticket here.

The final game. Both teams level on points. Winner takes all.

The hummel Centenary Shield draws to a dramatic conclusion this Friday with both England and Wales on 9 points from 3 games, the winner will take home the trophy.

The ESFA is delighted to be hosting an England U18 Schoolboys international at Hednesford Town FC for the first time and, with so much on the line for the young England players, they will need all the support possible to push them over the line. Purchase your match tickets here, tickets will be available to purchase on the gate.

The England U18 Schoolboys travelled to Athlone Town AFC in the Republic of Ireland on Friday 24th of March to kick off their Centenary Shield campaign. England came away with a 3-1 win and 3 points to get their tournament off to the best possible start. Read the full match report from Republic of Ireland v England here. England then travelled to Scotland on Friday 31st March, putting in a great performance against the Scottish and coming away with a 3-1 win. Read the full match report from Scotland v England here.

Following their two away wins, England hosted Northern Ireland at Billericay Town in front of a 2000+ home crowd, securing a 1-0 win to claim 9 points from 9. Read the full match report from England v Northern Ireland here.

Wales have also won all three games so far, a 4-3 win away to the Republic of Ireland, a 3-1 win at home to Northern Ireland and another 3-1 win at home to Scotland.

If you can’t head down to Hednesford, then the England v Wales match will be streamed live via the Recast streaming service, for only £3 per fixture – allowing viewers to watch this exciting fixture with full commentary and replays from the comfort of their own home.

It couldn’t be easier to be a part of the live action this season – join Recast and start watching – head to the hummel Centenary Shield Channel, create an account and claim the 25 free Cast Credits.

Stay up to date on the game including the England Schoolboys’ starting line-up plus all the goals and substitutions via the ESFA’s social media channels (@Schoolsfootball). Make sure to check out the @schoolsfootball Instagram story for behind the scenes action and replays of all the best moments.

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England U18 Schoolboys get the Panini Sticker treatment

Digital England U15 Schoolgirls’ Panini stickers 

The ESFA along with their partners Panini, are delighted to release the digital sticker album for the England U18 Schoolboys’ squad 2023. Each of the squad members have their own digital Panini sticker created, detailing their height, position, squad number and county team.

To view the full collection of individual stickers head over to the ESFA’s Instagram or twitter @schoolsfootball and show the England U18 Schoolboys’ some support. The ESFA would like to thank the team at Panini HQ for putting this collection together and making the dream we all have of featuring on our own Panini sticker come true for this talented group of players.

The England U18 Schoolboys’ have a big week ahead in the hummel Centenary Shield, facing Northern Ireland at Billericay Town on Friday 14th April, followed by their final fixture v Wales at Hednesford Town on Friday 28th April. With two wins from two games so far in the competition, England are in a great position to bring home the hummel Centenary Shield for the first time since it was shared with Northern Ireland in 2017.

For full information of the boys’ Centenary Shield fixtures, please click here