International Football, The World of Schools' Football

U18 England Schoolboys take on Australian counterparts

The England U18 Schoolboys will take on their first friendly match as a final squad…

This Saturday 26 January against the Australian schoolboys at Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park.

The England squad will receive their official kit, thanks to Pendle Sports on Saturday morning ahead of the match and will get their first opportunity to proudly wear the 3 Lions badge during the afternoon’s game, which is due to kick off at 2pm. As part of School Sport Australia’s UK and ROI tour, spanning January, the travelling team will visit Stafford Town this weekend, in their first match against England since January 2017.

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Stafford Town FC’s Evans Park

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 a home tie against Wales at Slough Town FC.

You can find the squad’s upcoming fixture list below:

Fixture Date Venue
England v Australia (friendly) Saturday 26 January 2019 Stafford Town FC

2pm KO

UCFB v England (friendly) Saturday 9 February 2019 Belle Vue Sports Village

2pm KO

UCFB 2 v England (friendly) Saturday 2 March 2019 Venue TBC
Centenary Shield Fixtures
England v Wales Friday 8 March 2019 Slough Town FC

7pm KO

Scotland v England Friday 22 March 2019 Inverurie Locos

7pm KO

England v Northern Ireland Friday 5 April 2019 Redditch United FC

7pm KO

Republic of Ireland v England Friday 12 April 2019 Venue TBC

7pm KO

 

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.ESFA_U18vRAF_050119_005.jpg

Good luck boys!

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

ESFA U18 England Squad Announced

The 20 selected players have been announced this week, ahead of the final selection process in January

The ESFA are concluding their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers to represent their country in the 2018-2019 Schools’ Football season. The selectors chose the final 20 players on Sunday 2nd December who, following a friendly against the RAF in January, will be reduced to the official squad of 18.

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

The players, who were first nominated for trials by their own counties, had been whittled down to four regional squads, from which the following successful players will now have the opportunity to play in a friendly at RAF Cosford on 5 January 2019, before the official squad of 18 is decided and announced by the Association.

The 20 named England players are listed below…

Name

County

Position

SAM TICKLE Greater Manchester GK
JACK MARTIN                          Hampshire GK
ROB MALILA Sussex RB
CARTER LYCETT Staffordshire LB
JOSHUA STOREY Cornwall CB
LEVI TARBOTTON Humberside CB
ADAM CROWTHER Hertfordshire CB
LUKE MANLEY Somerset RMF
ETHAN CARTWRIGHT  Staffordshire CMF
ROSS JOHNSTONE Gloucestershire CMF
FREDDIE ENTWISTLE Kent LMF
BRANDON LOCKETT Greater Manchester CMF
SAM HARDING Manchester CMF
OWEN WINDSOR Buckinghamshire LW
JAMES DICKSON Surrey CMF
DEAN RULE Surrey CF
DECLAN ARBOR Staffordshire CF
ISAAC SINCLAIR Lancashire LMF
CONNOR TAYLOR Staffordshire CB
JAMES RICHARDSON Buckinghamshire RW/LW

The ESFA would like to congratulate the boys named above on their success so far within the boys’ international programme and wish them all the very best in their friendly against the RAF at Cosford in January. 

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