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Nov 21, 2018

The Under 16 Boys are due to travel to the West Midlands on Tuesday the 27th of November for an MCF fixture. The game is being played on the 3G at Boldmere St Michaels FC with a 7-30 KO. Manager Dan Dawson has named the squad below ;

Jordan Clarke

Callum Lowe

Fin Ballantyne

Charlie Pye

Oliver Whatchorn-Rice

Louis Lake

Callum Carter

Any Fowujah

Elliot Tibbs

Ben Wood

Aidan Braxton lloyd

Dan Holdcroft

Conor Lawton

Brandon Oakley

Oli Jarvis

Rhys Latocha

Standby

Lewis Howard

Jack Brammer

Luke Kelly

Jorge Barros bravo

Players should aim to meet at 6-30 and usual dress code applies.Church Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 5RY

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Nov 20, 2018

The U18 Boys take on West Midlands CSFA in their first MCF fixture of the season on Monday26th of November at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm. Players should report at 6-00pm and usual dress code applies. Admission will be £3 adults and £2 concessions.

The management team have named the squad below for the game;

1 Jacob Holding

2 Jack Taylor

3 Carter Lycett

4 Connor Taylor

5 Alex Minshull

6 Ethan Cartwright capt

7 Oliver Putnam

8 Jack Finlney

9 Declan Arber

10 Kyle Ashman

11 Christian Blanchette

12 Lewis Salmon

14 Tom Harley

15 Sam Jarvis

16 Max Cuthbert

17 Owen Turner

Nov 19, 2018

As the season goes into full swing all teams have been busy as have the players with fixtures coming thick and fast.

Tonight sees the U15 Boys take on Herefordshire in the MCF. A very talented side the management team will be hoping that after two good MCF performances that they actually get a result worthy of their abilities. The game takes place at Stafford Town FC KO 7-30 with admission at £3 adults and £2 concessions.

Next Monday the U18 boys start their campaign with a Home fixture against West Midlands SFA at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm. The squad for the game will be released today. The game will provide excellent preparation for their Round 2 ESFA National Cup game on the 3rd of December against Worcestershire SFA who knocked out Gloucestershire in R1.

The U16 Boys visit West Midlands SFA in an MCF fixture on Tuesday the 27th of November and travel to play at Boldmere St Michaels FC with a 7-30 KO. They will be looking to build on their opening win in the MCF and will hoping that the majority of players who have been missing through injury are fit.

On the 10th of December the U14 Boys resume their MCF fixtures with a home game against Shropshire SFA at Stafford Town FC whilst the U16Girls travel to Shropshire to meet their counterparts in an MCF fixture.

The 17th of December sees the U16 Boys in action again, this time with a home fixture against Shropshire SFA at Stafford Town KO 7-00pm.

As  as County games the Individual Schools competitions continue their slow and at times painful progress but as the competition moves into the later stages the actual number of fixtures is being reduced. On the 28th of November the Danone Primary competition County Finals take place at St Georges Park.

The second of December sees the ESFA final trials take place at Stafford Town where there will be eight Staffordshire boys representing the Midlands hoping to gain a place in the ESFA U18 England squad and the players are talented enough to do so and they go with our best wishes for a succesful day.

The following Sunday the U15 Girls will be attempting to make the final 16 for the ESFA XI and three Staffordshire girls have made the Midlands squad and gained regional honours and again they go with the best wishes of the Association in their attempt to gain national honours.

 

 

Nov 16, 2018

Greater Manchester U14 Boys v Staffordshire U14 Boys

Staffs were handed a very tough draw in the National competition away at Greater Manchester. In the first half the Staffs boys found it hard to settle against their very physical, strong and fast opponents and found themselves 2-0 down at the interval. The Management team decided to change formation for the second half and stressed that the game wasn’t over by any means. The boys responded superbly and deservedly got back into the game when Captain and Man of the Match Sol Ashworth flicked the ball over the home keeper from Todd Alcock’s free kick. Staffs then had several chances to equalise but were finally caught out pushing forwards when Greater Manchester scored with a quick counter attack to restore their two goal lead. Many thanks to Parents who endured a hard journey to support the boys who in turn gave everything they had and should be proud of their efforts.

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Nov 14, 2018

The Under 14 and 15 boys will be changing in the sports hall area and the U16 boys at the pavilion by the first team pitch.

Usual dress code applies and try to meet as near to one as possible.

The Under 15 Boys are in action on Monday against Herefordshire at Stafford Town FC KO 7-30. Admission will be £3 adults and £2 concessions.

Nov 9, 2018

The Under 16 Boys made an exit from the national cup against Cheshire but put in an excellent performance full of grit and determination. Cheshire used an overly physical approach to the game and had more cautions than goals and could easily have been reduced to ten men on a number of occassions but were a side full of talented pacey players and had a goalkeeper who dwarfed all of the adults as well as the players.

Staffordshire had what looked like a good goal chalked off for offside and fell behind when they conceded a penalty. A combination of good goalkeeping and stout defending kept Cheshire at bay, Staffordshire played some excellent football but lacked a cutting edge and rarely threatened the Cheshire goal. Staffordshire conceded a second goal in the last minute when a long ball which the goalkeeper came to collect died like a deflated tyre on a pitch showing terrible wear and which proved very difficult to play on. A really good performance from a group of boys who worked incredibly hard for each other.

The squad are next in action against Repton first XI on Saturday 17th of November at Repton, KO 2-15.

Nov 7, 2018

The Under 14 Boys face Greater Manchester in the first round of the ESFA cup in Oldham on Wednesday 14th of November, a tough ask.. The game will be played at Avro FC, Vestacare stadium, White Bank Road, Oldham. OL8 3JH with a 7-45 KO. On Saturday the 17th they will play REpton School U15's in the annual fixture at Repton School.

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Manager Neil Davies has selected the following squads for the games;

Under 14 Boys squad v Greater Manchester away Wednesday 14th November

George Lenton       LF Amington

George Taylor        St Thomas More

Mason Pickering    Endon High

Dako Vujcic            Endon High

Tommy Simkin       Cardinal Griffin

Sol Ashworth         Endon High

Jake Morgan          Ounsdale

Todd Alcock           EDA

Euan Wade             Walton High

Rafferty Winnall     Kingsmead

Archie England       EDA

Will Finlay               EDA

Josh Onions           Sir Thomas Boughey

Kyle Corns             Codsall High

Alfie Clarke            Friary

Jensen Peake        Friary

Standby Players:

Matt Cutler            Stafford Grammar

Woody Ford          LF Amington

Joe Wright            Ounsdale

Eammon Clowes   Westwood College

Under 14 Boys squad v Repton away Saturday 17th November

George Lenton       LF Amington

George Taylor        St Thomas More

Mason Pickering    Endon High

Dako Vujcic            Endon High

Tommy Simkin       Cardinal Griffin

Sol Ashworth         Endon High

Jake Morgan          Ounsdale

Todd Alcock           EDA

Euan Wade             Walton High

Rafferty Winnall     Kingsmead

Eammon Clowes   Westwood College

Joe Wright            Ounsdale

Woody Ford          LF Amington

Matt Cutler            Stafford Grammar

Alfie Clarke            Friary

Jensen Peake        Friary

Will Finlay               EDA

Archie England       EDA

Kyle Corns             Codsall High

Josh Onions          Sir Thomas Boughey

What will also be of interest is the attendance at the Repton games of a talent spotter who works with a group who recommend players for USA University Scholarships and they start monitoring boys and girls from Under 14 upwards.

 

Nov 6, 2018

The U16 girls made an early exit from the National competition losing by the odd goal in five in the cruellest of circumstances. A squad riven by illness and injuries as well as players who preferred to train with RTC clubs left the squad with the bare bones against one of the biggest associations in the country.

It mattered little to the Staffordshire girls who wore their heart on their sleeves and produced an incredibly brave performance . 2-0 down at half time they lost a player through injury meaning a goalkeeper had to play at centre forward. Skipper Katy Johnson scored with an absolutely thunderbolt of a strike from twenty yards and then levelled matters with a volleyed finish. Staffordshire were finishing the stronger team and with seconds on the clock a Manchester breakaway saw the ball cleared for a corner. The delivery was good but the ball sliced off an outstretched foot at the near post and flew into the roof of the net. The referee blew for time just after the restart but there was a huge sense of pride for the way in which the Staffordshire girls battled throughout and who really deserved the victory.

Next Monday nights game against West Midlands has been postponed as so many girls from both sides are involved in the ESFA regional trials on the Sunday afternoon.

Oct 31, 2018

On Monday night the Under 16 boys recorded a 2-1 win against Port Vale at Stafford Town FC which was an excellent performance considering so many key players were missing through injury and availability. This should set them up nicely for their upcoming game against Cheshire next week in the first Round of the national competition. The game is being played at Barnton with a 7-00pm KO, more details will be posted later.

On the same night the Under 18 boys played Repton School in a hastily arranged game as Port Vale, the original opponents were in FA Youth Cup action. The Staffordshire boys won the game 7-0 and showed a ruthless streak in front  of goal converting almost every chance and punishing every slight defensive error made by Repton who played very well despite the one sided scoreline.

The Under 14 girls suffered a heavy defeat in the national competition at the hands of a very strong West Midlands team who were physically far stronger and who had a great deal of quality in their side. The Staffordshire girls never gave up the fight and played some attractive football and with many of the side available again next year then the current season will be learning process.

Next Monday the U16 girls are in action against Greater Manchester in the national competition at Stafford Town FC with a 7-30 KO. This will prove a big test for the Staffordshire girls and they will need to be at the top of their game to progress but they have a very talented squad and are capable og going deep into the competition. Admission to the game is £3 adults and £2 concessions.

 

 

 

 

Oct 25, 2018

 

After a good start by both teams, it was Shropshire that took the early lead. However, this did not dampen the spirit of the girls and soon found themselves level courtesy of a strike by Freya Green. Both teams had spells in the first half and it was Shropshire again that went in front. A counter attack by Shropshire, defended well by Staffordshire but the ball falling kindly to a Shropshire player on the edge of the box who calmly scored. The Staffs girls responded well, playing some excellent football but struggled to break down a stubborn Shropshire defence. The deserved equaliser came just before half time when Evie Quinn struck the ball home following a corner.

Second half was one of few chances by either team. Staffordshire calmly passed the ball around, trying to break Shropshire down, attacking the full backs and putting their defence under pressure but the clear cut shot was lacking. Full time was approaching and it looked like both teams were coming away with a draw when a shot on the edge of the area by Shropshire took a huge deflection of a Staffordshire player and found its way in the back of the net.  A cruel way to lose any game, especially when the girls deserved something from the game.

Match report fom manager Dan Hallam

The girls are next in action against West Midlands Schools in the ESFA trophy on Tuesday 30th of October at Boldmere St Michaels KO 3-30pm

Oct 4, 2018

Team manger Neil Davies and his team were left with a really difficult selection head ache after Monday nights run out against the Under 15's but has arrived at a final squad. He and his team as we at SSFA are very grateful to boys and parents for their support and as in past year boys who missed ou this season can be selected in forthcoming years.

Josh Onions Sir Thomas Boughey
Woody Ford Amington
Sol Ashworth Endon High
Eammon Clowes Westwood College (Leek)
Jake Morgan Ounsdale
Joe Wright Ounsdale
George Taylor St. Thomas More
Will Finlay Erasmus Darwin Academy (EDA)
Archie England Erasmus Darwin Academy (EDA)
George Lenton Amington
Dako Vujcic Endon High
Mason Pickering Endon High
Rafferty Winnall Kingsmead
Alfie Clarke Friary
Kyle Corns Codsall High
Tommy Simkin Cardinal Griffin
Matt Cutler Stafford Grammar
Todd Alcock Erasmus Darwin Academy (EDA)
Euan Wade Walton High
Jensen Peake Friary

RStaS

StandbyndbySeserves

Liam Newton Robert Sutton
Adam Cockbill Weston Road
Ben Herrington Cardinal Griffin

Usual practice is for 16 players to be named for the match day squad.

Sep 21, 2018

The following girls have been selected to play for the U16 girls for the forthcoming season;

Chloe Swindell Wolstanton
Niamh Harding Madeley
Brogan Pugh Cheslyn Hay
Ella Spears Friary
Gemma Lawley Wolgarston
Lucy Copeland De Ferrers
Lilly Jackson Clayton
Lydia Hudson Friary
Katie Johnson Codsall
Abigail Adam's Birches head
Lauren Riley Friary
Isabella Galley Endon
Freya Gregory Friary
Lilly Anderson Cardinal Griffin
Issy Anderson Cardinal Griffin
Jenny Higgs Sir Graham Balfour
Jessica Travers JCB Acadmy
Katy Moran John Taylor

Millie Clarke De Ferrers

Sep 12, 2018

After the trial process manager Dan Hallam has named the following squad forthe forthcoming season. The squad is made up of twenty players of whom 16 will be selected for the matchday squad and 4 will be on standby in case of injury or unavailaability.

All parents need to confirm their e mail address and a mobile contact to staffordshiresfasec@gmail.com and confirm their acceptance of the invitation to join the squad.

 

Emily Turner - Friary
Harriet Grimshaw - Werrington
Georgia Dawson - Endon
Phoebe Hill - Cheslyn Hay
Millie Curnyn - Rawlett
Niamh Collins - Landau Forte Amington
Holly Thompson - EDA
Polly Barrow - Sir Graham Balfour
Phoebe Nicholls - Cheslyn Hay
Ruby Evans - EDA
Lottie Macmurray - EDA
Erin Wellington -
Freya Green -
Evie Quinn - Rawlett
Tilley Bridgett - Clayton
Megan Lockett - EDA
Daisy Wynn - Landau Forte Amington
Lucy Knowles -
Isobel Edwards - St Thomas More
Holly Edwards - Clayton
Please look at the website as this will keep all upto date as to what is happening regarding fixtures etc.

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.