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England U18 Schoolboys’ Pro:Direct trials- North squad announcement

The ESFA is delighted to announce the successful trialists from the second stage of the England U18 Schoolboys’ trial process. These boys will now progress to the final trial on December 11th representing the North of England for a chance to be selected for their country as part of the final squad.

The ESFA concluded the second stage of the U18 Schoolboys’ Pro:Direct trials on Sunday 27th November at Cochrane Park in Newcastle. The event saw the North and Midlands regional squads selected in phase one of the process compete against each other for a spot at the final trials in December.

You can view the selected squad details below –

The successful trialists below will travel to Lilleshall National Sports Centre on Sunday 11th December for the final trial. The North squad will compete against their southern counterparts for one of the eighteen spots available in the final England U18 Schoolboys’ squad and the opportunity to represent their country for the 2022/23 international season.

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 being selected for the North representative squad:

Players Name Players County 
Will Cowey Cleveland 
Harry AldersonDurham 
Jack BostockStaffordshire
Tyrease HughesWest Midlands
Harrison Boot South Yorkshire 
George WilkinsonDurham 
Owen Burns Cleveland 
Dylan ArcherDurham 
Oscar Fletcher Cleveland 
Mario NovakuStaffordshire
Jay SanghaShropshire
Harvey SmithDurham 
Benjamin WodskouLeicestershire & Rutland
Rio JoisceNorthumberland 
Sam JohnsonDurham 
Arran CocksLeicestershire & Rutland
Bradley TyrieDurham 
Ashton MusgraveNorthamptonshire 

The ESFA would like to thank all the players that took part in this season’s Pro:Direct trials process 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 National Competitions- Top Goal Scorers

The ESFA National competitions are well underway, there have been over 28,000 goals in all competitions. The ESFA have collated the top goal scorers so far in each ESFA National Schools’ Cup competition which you can view below.

The ESFA National competitions are in full swing with over 5700 fixtures played and over 28,000 goals scored. Below are the current top goal scorers in each competition, these statistics were taken from the start of the season up until Tuesday 15th November.

NameNumber of goalsSchool nameAgeGenderCompetition
Dixon6Branston Community AcademyUnder 12Boys9-a-Side Schools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Keen9Richard Challoner SchoolUnder 12Boys9-a-Side Schools’ Cup
Ward8Ormiston Endeavour AcademyUnder 12Boys9-a-Side Small Schools’ Cup
Brown7St Francis Xavier’s CollegeUnder 12BoysElite Schools’ Cup
Morfitt7South Hunsley School & VI Form CollegeUnder 13BoysElite Schools’ Cup
Meakin9Conyers SchoolUnder 13BoysSchools’ Cup
Thompson10Thomas Telford SchoolUnder 13BoysSchools’ Cup For ‘B’ Teams
Carr9Twycross House SchoolUnder 13BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Makris5Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for BoysUnder 14BoysElite Schools’ Cup
Player12Norlington School & VI FormUnder 14BoysSchools’ Cup
Hulme8Co-op Academy WalkdenUnder 14BoysSchools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Dunn4Wrekin CollegeUnder 14BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Barnes4High Tunstall College of ScienceUnder 15BoysElite Schools’ Cup
McWilliam9St John’s School & VI Form College –Under 15BoysSchools’ Cup
de Mel4Hampton SchoolUnder 15BoysSchools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Shorland5Pool AcademyUnder 15BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Donnahey5Litherland High SchoolUnder 15BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Pranish5LVS AscotUnder 15BoysSmall Schools’ Trophy
Kvaternik4Wright Robinson CollegeUnder 16BoysElite Schools’ Cup
McCormick5Cardinal Heenan Catholic High SchoolUnder 16BoysSchools’ Cup for ‘B’ Teams
Manby7Oriel High SchoolUnder 16BoysSchools’ Cup
Opoku4Sir Herbert Leon AcademyUnder 16BoysSmall Schools’ Cup
Thompson3Wath AcademyUnder 18BoysSchools’ Cup for B Teams
Jenner7St Peter’s Catholic High School & VI Form CentreUnder 18BoysSchools’ Trophy
Guy9Stratford Upon Avon SchoolUnder 12Girls9-a-Side Schools’ Cup
Myatt13St Peter’s Catholic High School & VI Form CentreUnder 13Girls9-a-Side Schools’ Cup
Emily15Bristol Free SchoolUnder 14GirlsSchools’ Cup
Myatt13St Peter’s Catholic High School & VI Form CentreUnder 14GirlsSchools’ Cup
Eva17Woodcote High SchoolUnder 15GirlsSchools’ Cup
Tilly B9Fulford SchoolUnder 16GirlsSchools’ Cup
Hare5Thomas Telford SchoolUnder 18GirlsSchools’ Trophy

Congratulations to all the the players who have made this list and we wish all the teams good luck in their respective competitions. Keep tagging @schoolsfootball in your teams results on social media and the ESFA will continue to celebrate the success of the students involved.