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ESFA England U18 Schoolboys’- Official Squad Announcement

The ESFA have announced the 18 players chosen to represent the England U18 Schoolboys’ 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 U18 Schoolboys’ trial taking place at Rowley Park, Stafford. The boys 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 Rowley Park yesterday for the final step of the process.

With that being said, making the final stage of the trials is a huge personal achievement for all the boys who attended and something they can be very proud of.

A huge congratulations to the following boys:

Name

County

Name

County

Taylor Haddow

Bedfordshire

Kenyatta Bernal

Cheshire

Mathew Wade

Durham

Charlie Dickerson

Norfolk

Carter Lycett

Staffordshire

Michael Olayinka

Greater Manchester

Ethan Warne

Norfolk

Lucas Garbe

Merseyside

Max Blencowe

Sussex

David Pereira

Staffordshire

Thomas Duffy

Essex

Reece Wylie

Hampshire

Brad Santos

Sussex

Cameron Pike

Somerset

Ross Johnstone

Gloucestershire

Taylor Richardson

Durham

Ben Reay

Durham

Hans Mpongo

Hampshire

The U18 England Schoolboys’ squad will start with some friendly fixtures, starting against the RAF on the 12th January 2020 followed by a game against Australia schoolboys’ on the 25th January. They will then play two further friendly games against two different UCFB squads before heading away on preparatory training before their competitive fixtures in the Centenary Shield against Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in April 2020.

The ESFA would like to once more congratulate all the players that were put forward for England Schoolboys’ 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.

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England U18 Schoolboys: South West Squad Announcement

16 Boys who will represent the South West in the England U18 Schoolboy trials on 17th November have been announced!

Following the trial on Sunday 3rd November at Frys Club in Bristol sixteen boys have been named by the ESFA regional selectors as representatives for the South West of England.

Congratulations to the following boys:

Name

County

Name

County

Ethan Glough

Oxfordshire

George Brevett

Berkshire

Harvey Wiles-Richards

Somerset

Daniel Warre

Wiltshire

Jewell Harrison

Cornwall

Louis Wilkins

Wiltshire

Archie Morris

Somerset

Hans Mpongo

Hampshire

Christian Rowe

Hampshire

Ethan Pritchard

Hampshire

Matt Wood

Devon

Karim Pare

Gloucestershire

Theo Williams

Gloucestershire

Nathan Byrne

Somerset

Tyan Hawkins

Oxfordshire

Malachi Caesar

Berkshire

Ross Johnstone

Gloucestershire

Callum Watts

Somerset 

The announcement comes ahead of this season’s South East vs South West regional trials for the England U18 Schoolboys’ squad, which is due to be held at Rectory Park, Middlesex on Sunday 17th November.

The best players from the South East and South West will be selected during the trial on 17 November which will go on to create this season’s “South” Squad squad. The same process has already taken place within the North and Midlands creating this season’s “North” squad.

These two regional teams will then play each other on Saturday 30 November 2019, where the official squad will be selected for International Schools’ Football duty.

Congratulations to our South West trialists and good luck in the next round of the process.