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Dec 14, 2017

The management team have selected the following boys for the MCF fixture against Stafford Town FC on Monday 18th of December with a 7-00pm KO. Admission will be £3 and £1 concessions.

Joe Trevor Newcastle College

Tom Degg Moorlands College

Jack Weldon Stafford College

Jamie Weldon Stafford College

Conor Grant Codsall

Alex Minshull Newcastle College

David Neligwa Newcastle College

Will Byers Stafford GS

Owen Bradbury Chase High

Declan Arber Codsall

Connor Pugh Codsall

Brad Sharman Codsall

Owen Hall Burton College

Connor Sewell Codsall

Ed Capewell Moorlands College

Ethan Cartwright Newcastle College

Standby

Tyler Gough Codsall

Sam Jessup Weston Road

Luke Campbell Newcastle College

Jack Taylor JCB Academy

 

Usual dress code applies.

 

 

Dec 6, 2017

Under 14 Girls

P

W

D

L

F

A

POINTS

STAFFORDSHIRE

1

1

0

0

4

1

3

WEST MIDLANDS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WORCESTERSHIRE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SHROPSHIRE

1

0

0

1

1

4

0

Under 16 Girls West

P

W

D

L

F

A

POINTS

STAFFORDSHIRE

2

2

0

0

7

1

6

WORCESTERSHIRE

1

1

0

0

3

2

3

WEST MIDLANDS

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

SHROPSHIRE

2

0

0

2

3

8

0

Under 18 Boys West

P

W

D

L

F

A

POINTS

STAFFORDSHIRE

1

1

0

0

6

1

3

WORCESTERSHIRE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SHROPSHIRE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WEST MIDLANDS

1

0

0

1

1

6

0

Under 16 Boys West

P

W

D

L

F

A

POINTS

STAFFORDSHIRE

3

3

0

0

13

7

9

WEST MIDLANDS

2

1

0

1

5

4

3

WORCESTERSHIRE

2

1

0

1

2

3

3

WARWICKSHIRE

2

0

0

2

3

6

0

SHROPSHIRE

1

0

0

1

2

5

0

Under 15 boys

P

W

D

L

F

A

POINTS

WEST MIDLANDS

2

2

0

0

7

3

6

WORCESTERSHIRE

1

1

0

0

2

1

3

DERBYSHIRE

2

1

0

1

4

4

3

SHROPSHIRE

2

1

0

1

5

6

3

STAFFORDSHIRE

3

0

0

3

5

9

0

Under 14 Boys

P

W

D

L

F

A

POINTS

WEST MIDLANDS

2

1

1

0

6

2

4

WARWICKSHIRE

3

1

1

1

5

4

4

SHROPSHIRE

2

1

1

0

3

2

4

STAFFORDSHIRE

3

1

0

2

7

12

3

WORCESTERSHIRE

2

0

1

1

5

6

1

Dec 6, 2017

The Under 16 Girls were in action against West Midlands in the MCF competition and as a preliminary for the Under 16 national competition. In an action packed match Staffordshire came away with all three points but it was a game of very fine margins and an outstanding display from keeper Chloe Swindell ensured that Staffordshire maintained their 100% record in the competitio. The final group game against Worcestershire will decide who progresses to the national competition.

Staffordshire started strongly and spurned an early chance before striking the bar with a beautifully struck free kick in the first ten minutes. West Midlands then began to play a part and were a constant threat and they hit the bar from a well worked move. Injured skipper Gemma Lawley was missed but Jenny Hesketh marshalled the defence well and keeper Cloe Swindell in outstanding form ensured the defence was not breached. A goal from Jenny Higgs sent the Staffordshire girls in 1-0 at the break.

The second half was a brilliant advert for schoolgirl football with the play switching from end to ensure the crowd were well entertained and when Staffordshire scored their second midway through the second half it gave them the comfort zone that they needed. Both teams continued to make and miss chances but as the final whistle blew Staffordshire maintained their good start to the season but not without a mighty effort.

Dec 1, 2017

The Under 16 Girls will be taking on West Midlands on Monday 4th of December at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm. The coaches have selected the same squad who had a resounding victory over Shropshire Schools FA last Monday and a victory will go some way towards qualification for the national competition. The girls still have to play Worcestershire SFA away from home but as yet there has not been any movement in that fixture arrangement.

Players should report to the ground for 6-00pm and usual dress code applies.

Grace Tolmie
Chloe Swindell
Charlie Braganca
Lucy Copeland
Manuella Delle
Freya Gregory
Jenny Hesketh
Jennifer Higgs
Lydia Hudson
Katie Johnson
Gemma Lawley
Courtney Mace
Demi McCalliog
Nuala Miskiel
Macey Turvey
Ella Spears
Standby
Sophie Price
Bonnie Dawson
Isobel Parry
Isobel Anderson
Macy Isherwood

Nov 29, 2017

This week has seen 20 goals scored in the three games played on Monday and Tuesday. If it is entertaining football you want to see the Evans Park in Stafford is the place to visit when Staffordshire Schools are playing.

On Monday night Staffordshire Schools girls hosted Shropshire Schools FA at Under 14 and 16 level,First up were the Under 14 girls who were still smarting from their early exit from the national competition at the hands of Cheshire and things did not bode well when three key defenders were unavailable because of injury. It mattered little as Staffordshire tore into their opposite numbers from the start. Shropshire gave as good as they got and the game was finely balanced until two goals of stunning quality changed the nature of the game. First a well hit strike from an acute angle by Lily Jackson  was followed by a Lauren Riley thunderbolt from 25 yards which left the Shropshire keeper rooted to the spot.

Lauren was the driving force behind Staffordshire and the girls following her example played some high tempo football of the highet quality. Further goals from Abi Adams and Caitlin Marston had a Shropshire reply sandwiched between them but this win should give the girls great confidence for the rest of their MCF programme.

The under 16 Girls followed on at the completion of the Under 14 fixture and not to be outdone by their junior counterparts the Under 16 girls went nap against Shropshire. A match report from coach Kieran Newey follows the Under 14 boys notes.

On Tuesday the Under 14 boys entertained Bedfordshire in the second round of the national competition and entertainment is what this game was about, Staffordshire led early with a bullet header from Callum Niven from a corner but the sheer pace of the Bedfordshire front three soon saw parity restored. A second goal from Callum from a 20 yard drive put Staffordshire ahead again and when Jack Thomas headed the third just before half time Staffordshire were in command. Five minutes after the break the Staffordshire defence were in tatters as Bedfordshire scored three goals in as many minutes.

Most teams would have folded but Staffordshire driven forward by Charlie Pearsall found an equaliser and proceeded to to create chances but the woodwork, which has so often been the case with all Staffordshire teams this season, was struck on four occassions and a late breakaway goal from Bedfordhire put them in the driving seat. Staffordshire boys piled forward again and had two headers cleared from the line as the last action and were eliminated in the cruellest of fashion.

 

 

Nov 22, 2017

After the second round of International trials for both Boys and Girls several Staffordshire players will be involved at the sharp end, having made the last 32.

U15 girls Lily Jackson from Clayton Hall Academy and Lydia Hudson from Friary will be playing for the North against the South in December hoping to win a place in the ESFA team for the match against the Republic of Ireland and the Bob Doherty tournament which involve all four home nations plus the ROI.

Following the trials at for Under 18's at Stafford last Saturday and in London on Saturday four Staffordshire boys will spend a weekend at Lilleshall where they will be striving to follow in the footsteps of Aiden Stone from last season. Three Codsall boys, Conor Grant, Brad Sharman and Declan Arber will be joined by David Neligwa from Newcastle College and all six players go with the best wishes of Staffordshire Scghools FA.

Nov 21, 2017

Last night Staffordshire Schools FA took on West Midlands SFA at three age groups. The Under 18's travelled to Hodge Hill College and came away with a resounding 6-1 victory. Goals from Declan Arber, Will Byers, Ed Capewell Conor Grant and a brace from Connor Sewell firmly established their credentials in the MCF title race.

The Under 16 and 15 side played at Stafford Town. The Under 15's went down 3-1 but again missed a host of chances and despite going into the break a gol to the good a second half performance allowed West midlands back into the game and they scored three without reply.

As in their last match the Under 16's were totally dominant but only managed to win by 3-2. The win was enough to send them to the top of the MCF table with three consecutive victories. It still seems that that is not enough for some.

Team manager Neil Davie's match report follows. Neil has guided the team to the top of the table and changed a team that two seasons ago finished bottom of the table. The changes in personnel whilst retaining the core of the team is testament to his skill as a manager and he will be hoping that the good form can be retained to give the U16 boys a tilt at lifting the title for the first time in over ten years.

Nov 20, 2017

The Under 14 and Under 16 Girls will face Shropshire at Stafford Town on Monday 27th of September with the Under 14 girls kicking off at 5-45 and the U16 girls at 7-00pm approximately.

Players at U14 should meet as near to five as possible and usual dress code applies whilst the U16 girls should meet at 6-00pm. A reminder to all parents that the entrance to the ground is off Fairway and not Riverway.

Manager Kieran Newey has named the following squad for the game;

 

Grace Tolmie
Chloe Swindell
Charlie Braganca
Lucy Copeland
Manuella Delle
Freya Gregory
Jenny Hesketh
Jennifer Higgs
Lydia Hudson
Katie Johnson
Gemma Lawley
Courtney Mace
Demi McCalliog
Nuala Miskiel
Macey Turvey
Ella Spears
Standby
Sophie Price
Bonnie Dawson
Isobel Parry
Isobel Anderson
Macy Isherwood
Under 14 Girls squad

Cox Aaliyah

Great Wyrley

 

 

Harding Niamh

Madeley

 

 

Lilly Simkin

Cheslyn Hay

 

 

Akers hannah

De Ferrers

 

 

Hill Phoebe

Cheslyn Hay

 

 

Gill Megan

Walton

 

 

Moran Katie

John Taylor Academy

 

 

Riley Lauren

Friary

 

 

Adams Abigail

Birches Head

 

 

Quinn Evie

Rawlett

 

 

Ellis Millie

The Hart School

 

 

Marston Caitlin

Alleynes Academy

 

 

Jackson Lilly

Clayton Hall

 

 

Hopson Ashleigh

Weston Road

 

 

Acheampong Sandra

The Hart School

 

 

Marston Phoebe

Alleynes Academy

 

 

Sep 25, 2017

This information was published on the Staffordshire Schools twitter account. As the person who posts on the website apologies for the delay but a medical emergency involving a long stay in hospital is the reason for the delay. Sometimes football has to come second.

The coaches are very grateful to all the boys who trialled and for the support of the parents. The following provisional squad have been invited to represent Staffordshire for the forthcoming season Can all players respond to match co-ordinator Mark Warren with their parental e mail and mobile telephone number  school attended. If you were in the squad last season this is not necessary unless there has been a changr in circumstances. Contact warrenmark7@btinternet.com

Jordan Clarke

Luke Kelly

Callum Carter

Anye Fowujah

Jack Taylor

Elliot Tibbs

Finlay Ballantyne

Oliver Watchorn Rice

Louie Inskip

Sonny Bates

Jack Brammer

Aidan Braxton Lloyd

Tom Nicholls

Rhys Latocha

Connor Lawton

George Yarwood

Josh Milner

Brandon Oakley

Jack Miles

Charlie Pye

Lewis Rowley

Harrison Davies

Sep 22, 2017

The boys named below have been selected to represent Staffordshir SFA Under 16's for the forthcoming season. The coaches have said how difficult it was to make the final cut and tryin to get the balance of the squad has proved particularly difficult.The Association wish to thank all who trialled and wish them well for the forthcoming season.

All boys selected are asked to make contact with the U16 match co-ordinator Mark Warren to furnish him with details of parents e mail, mobile telephone number, school attended. Boys who played last year do not need to do this unless there has been a change of information

warrenmark7@btinternet.com

George Hill
Sam Edmunds
Bradley Clarkson
Anthony Sheldon
Kedanie Nugent
Adam Taylor
Cael McDonald
Connor Taylor
Luke Bourne
Alex Hallchurch
Hayden Campbell
Charlie Drain
Mason Ward
Luis Dos Santos
Tommy O'Hara
Junior O'Callaghan
Jakob Priestman
Christian Blanchette
Max Chimenes
Lucas Burnett
Lewis Salmon
Liam Hickson

Sep 6, 2017

As the season fast approaches and the final trials are organised it is the time of year when decisions are made by parents as to which teams their sons or daughters should play. As ever the most talented players are sought by all but football academies and RTC's put undue pressure on parents to prevent their offspring playing in any other form of football.

A reality check should be made and a book written by the sportswriter of the year NO HUNGER in PARADISE should be compulsory reading for players parents and coaches. It describes the extraordinary lengths that some parents go to try and ensure that their son/daughter is one of the chosen few and Staffordshire Schools FA have permission from the author to put extracts on the website.

However as the person who posts on the website and with 47 years experience of dealing with clubs parents scouts and agents the view is somewhat jaundiced. Last year only two clubs in the premiere league were unable to record the fact that not one player from their academy set up over the previous seven or eight years had any minutes on the pitch for the first team, Stoke City and Burnley, two of the worst culprits in discouraging players from playing elsewhere.

Joe Sbarra and Ben Fox are in the Burton Albion first team squad at 18 and 19 yet played almost every minute of every county game over a three year period. Ryan Giggs played for Greater Manchester, David Beckham for Essex, Alan Shearer for Northumberland and what harm did they come to. Huddersfield and Brentford are considering closing their academies as they do not give value for money.

When your raison detre is to produce young players capable of playing at the highest level then how can an academy which has not produced one player for first team football in the past five or six years be worth the money spent on it and what monitoring goes on.

If it was a school then Ofsted would b putting the establishment into special measures.

We want our best players to have the best coaching and opportunities but not at the expense of their personal and social development and the opportunity to play with their peers.Please read the recommended book it is a real eye opener.

There will be extracts on this website in the coming weeks.

 

Sep 4, 2017

The contact function on the website is still causing problems and no information is coming to the website which means that communication and information is static. The e mail address dansam@mail.com is also putting all communications into spam and is not allowing the e mails to be opened.

Until the problems are resolved it is imperative that all communication by e mail uses the e mail address below which has bee specifically set up for this purpose.

Anyone who has sent an e mail in the last 10 days is asked to resend.

Apologies for the inconvenience but this is completely out of the control of the School's FA and the guy behind the website is working very hard to resolve the issue.

staffordshiresfasec@gmail.com

 

 

Jun 4, 2017

The Association will be running a competition for Primary Schools in the 17-18 season. The secondary competitions have proved to be very successful and the 9 v 9 Cup compettion will begin in September. Entry forms will go out in the next week or so and the final of the competition will be at St Geroges Park in April.

Staffordshire School's FA have received some funding to try and establish this competition and so for the first year there will be no entry fee. The number of entrants will also determine the format but it is hoped that it may be big enough to be in a similiar format to the other competitions.

Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.