ESFA Internationals, International Football

England U18 Schoolboys: South of England squad announcement plus Final Trial information

18 Boys who will represent the South of England in the final England U18 Schoolboy trials on 1st December have been announced!

Following a second round of trials which saw the South East and South West regional squads travel to Middlesex FA’s Rectory Park, a squad has been selected to represent the South of England in the final stage of trials against the North on 1 December.

Congratulations to the following boys:

Name

County

Name

County

Harvey Wiles-Richards

Somerset

Ross Johnstone

Gloucestershire

Taylor Haddow

Bedfordshire

Ike Orji

Kent

Cameron Pike

Somerset

Reece Wylie

Hampshire

Shane Harper

Sussex

Ethan Prichard

Hampshire

Charlie Dickerson

Norfolk

Max Blencowe

Sussex

Ethan Warne

Norfolk

Ernest Turay

Kent

Christian Rowe

Hampshire

Callum Watts

Somerset

Thomas Duffy

Essex

Hans Mpongo

Hampshire

Brad Santos

Sussex

Matt Wood

Devon

This squad will face off against the North of England team for the final stage of the trials on Sunday 1st December at Rowley Park, Stafford. The Northern team was selected following their trial at Stafford Town FC on 3 November and their squad list can be found here.

Congratulations once again to our southern trialists and the very best of luck in the final stage of the process.

ESFA Internationals

England U18 Schoolboy trials: South East v South West

England U18 Boys’ South East v South West trial takes place this Sunday 17 November

The ESFA continue their search for this season’s most talented Schools’ Footballers, with a view to presenting them with the opportunity to earn honours caps by representing their country in the 2019-2020 Schools’ Football season.  

With the regional trials having concluded on the 3 November, the best players from the South East and South West have been formed into regional squads who will face each other this Sunday (17th) at Middlesex FA’s, Rectory Park with a 1:45pm KO. ESFA selectors will then choose the strongest possible squad from this game to represent the South of England in the final trial on Sunday 1st December.  

These trials will present an opportunity for nominated players to impress selectors before heading to the next stage of the process. Simply by being nominated to take part in regional trials, players have already achieved the honour of being recognised by their county, having been put forward for the opportunity to play internationally by proving their capability of playing both individually and as part of a team.  

The international squads are made up of the best players in Schools’ Football in England. Players are chosen based upon their talent, after making their way through a strict trials process. Those who are successful in completing the entire trials process will go on to represent their country in 2020. Once selected, this season’s U18 England Schoolboys’ squad, following some friendly matches, will go on to play in the Centenary Shield against Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

Good luck to all those involved!