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hummel Centenary Shield: Scotland v England

The England U18 Schoolboys continue their hummel Centenary Shield campaign on Friday 31st March with a trip to Broadwood Stadium to face their Scottish counterparts. The match will be streamed live via the Recast TV streaming service on the night.

The England U18 Schoolboys look to build on their winning start in the hummel Centenary Shield, with a trip to the Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld to face their Scottish counterparts. The fixture will kick off at 7pm and be streamed live via the the Recast TV streaming service.

The England U18 Schoolboys travelled to Athlone Town AFC in the Republic of Ireland on Friday 24th of March to kick off their Centenary Shield campaign. England came away with a 3-1 win and 3 points to get their tournament off to the best possible start. Read the full match report from Republic of Ireland v England here.

Scotland have currently played two Centenary Shield fixtures, drawing 0-0 with the Republic of Ireland in the opening game before drawing 1-1 on their travels to Northern Ireland. The much anticipated Scotland v England fixture will surely be a spectacle, with the England team hoping to draw level on points with their Welsh counterparts, who currently sit top of the hummel Centenary Shield table.

The Scotland v England match will be streamed live via the Recast streaming service, for only £3 per fixture – allowing viewers to watch this exciting fixture with full commentary and replays from the comfort of their own home.

It couldn’t be easier to be a part of the live action this season – join Recast and start watching – head to the hummel Centenary Shield Channel, create an account and claim the 25 free Cast Credits.

Stay up to date on the game including the England Schoolboys’ starting line-up plus all the goals and substitutions via the ESFA’s social media channels (@Schoolsfootball). Make sure to check out the @schoolsfootball Instagram story for play by play updates and replays of all the best action.

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ESFA announce venue for National Finals 2023

The ESFA is delighted to announce a return to Stoke City FC for a huge 25 National Finals across Representative, Schools’ Cup and Super League competitions

The ESFA will be hosting an array of National Finals at Stoke City FC, crowning 25 National Champions across Representative, Schools’ Cup and Super League Competitions from U11-U18 age groups. The Events will take place between Sunday 30th April and Saturday 13th May with 4 finals per day at:

  • 11.30am
  • 13.30 pm
  • 15.30pm
  • 17.30pm

Darren Alcock, Director of Operations at the English Schools’ FA said, “We are delighted to be able to host our Under 16-Under 18 Inter-Schools’ Cup, ESFA U18 Super League, and our Inter-Association Finals at such a prestigious venue.  The facilities at Stoke City’s stadium are first class and will help us to offer the participating players the very best experience and reward the teams for their efforts in reaching the national finals. 

We would like to place on record our thanks to Stoke City FC for their kind and generous hospitality in allowing us to use their stadium and facilities.  We are very much looking forward to hosting all the players, staff, officials and communities of the schools and Associations involved.  It promises to be a fantastic couple of weeks, showcasing the very best of schools’ football

Plenty more news will be forthcoming on this huge set of National Finals, including the full fixture list, details on how you can attend, or watch online – but for now, 30th April- 13th May are the dates for the diary.