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ESFA England U15 Schoolgirls’- Official Squad Announcement

The ESFA have announced the 18 players chosen to represent the England U15 Schoolgirls’ for the 2019-2020 season!

The ESFA concluded their search for the best schools’ footballers that England has to offer yesterday (Sunday 1st December) with the final England U15 Schoolgirls’ trial taking place at Stafford Town F.C. The girls have progressed through a rigorous trial process from October until December to be finally selected to represent their country.

The players were first nominated by their county sides to attend regional trials that led to the construction of four regional squads, the North, Midlands, South East and South West. These squads then went head to head in step two of the trials process and formed the North and South Squads that traveled to Stafford Town yesterday for the final step of the process.

Making the final stage of the trials is a huge personal achievement for all the girls who attended and something they can be very proud of.

Phil Harding, ESFA Chairman said “We are delighted to be able to name this year’s England U15 Schoolgirls’ Squad today. It’s a fantastic achievement for these players to have made it through what is a tough trials process, to be able to go on and represent their school, their County and their Country for this year’s International Season. On behalf of the English Schools’ FA, I would like to congratulate each and every selected girl on their achievement and also pass on my thanks to their parents for the commitment and support they have also shown. Finally, I would like to congratulate each and every player that was selected to take part in this year’s trials process and wish them the very best for the rest of this season.”

A huge congratulations to the following girls:

Name

County

Name

County

Tori Almond

Northumberland

Kate Oakley

Cheshire

Macey Bannerman-Lloyd

Middlesex

Sophia Poor

Leicestershire

Delphi Cole

West Midlands

Poppy Pritchard

Northumberland

Lucy Cooper

Dorset

Jessica Simpson

Lancashire

Rebecca Ferguson

Northumberland

Megan Sofield

Lancashire

Aimee Flood

Northamptonshire

Leonie Telford

Essex

Olivia Lowe

Nottinghamshire

Isabelle Wade

Greater Manchester

Katie McClean

Essex

Gemma Whitchurch

Buckinghamshire

Niamh O’Neill

Kent

Mikayla Wildgoose

Leicestershire

This final selected squad will go on to compete in some friendly matches in the New Year, including a game against the ISFA U15 girls. They will then be involved in some preparatory training before their competitive fixtures at the end of the season in the Bob Docherty Cup. 

The ESFA would like to once more congratulate all the players that were put forward for England Schoolgirls trials this season and wish those players that haven’t been selected the very best of luck with the rest of their season and footballing careers.

National Schools' Football Week, The World of Schools' Football

English Schools’ FA Announce Schools’ Football Week 2020

Save the date: The ESFA announce the return of national Schools’ Football Week for Monday 3 – Friday 7 February 2020

The English Schools’ FA are delighted to announce the return of Schools’ Football Week for the third year but with a fresh new re-brand and a more focused approach on truly promoting, understanding and sharing the incredible world of Schools’ Football.

Schools’ Football Week is a campaign not only to highlight the huge scale of Schools’ Football in England, but also an opportunity for schools across the country to showcase the talent, dedication and benefits of schools’ football, using their own experiences. The ESFA want to use this opportunity to promote how important Schools’ Football is for children in England as well as all the related benefits of taking part in this type of physical activity.

Much more information will be coming soon regarding activities and events that will be hosted throughout Schools’ Football Week, some of which is in conjunction with our fantastic sponsors and partners, but in the meantime – save the date – and look out for how you can use the opportunity to promote the wonderful activity that takes place where you are!

You can download our Schools’ Football Week guide here – if you haven’t already received a copy by email, then please contact Sarah Kearney directly to be added to our mailing list for all future notifications.