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Oct 4, 2015

The Under 14 and Under 15 boys selected squads will play Repton School at Repton on Saturday 10th of October with a 2-15 KO.

Players from both squads are to meet at the sports centre car park at 1-15pm Players should bring boots pads and toiletries. The Under 14 squad should also bring a pair of black shorts and dark socks.

School uniform should be worn.

The postcode for Satnav is Repton, Derby DE65 6FH

The Under 14 boys national cup game has been fixed for Saturday 28th of November at Stafford Town FC with an 11-00am KO against Hertfordshire.

The Under 15 boys begin their Midland Counties campaign against Warwickshire at Rugby Town Juniors FC on Wednesday 21st October with a 7-30 KO.

Oct 2, 2015

The Under 16 squad had a very productive run out against Newcastle College as part of their preparation for the forthcoming season in the Midland Counties and national competition. The whole squad with the exeption of two players unavailable had a run out and played some outstanding football to run out winners by 7-1. T Tilston and J Dunning scored braces and goals from T Allen, A Heritage and J Wheldon completed the scoring.

The coaches are going to find it quite difficult to select a starting XI with so many players showing good form.

The Under 18's had a plethora of players and this meant for a bitty game as they went down by 2-1. Managers mark Culverhouse and GregValentine were however able to use the exercise to aid their selection and the six boys missing will certainly add both strength and depth to what is beginnibg to look a good squad.

Sep 29, 2015

Coach David Ebberson has named the girls below to play against Cheshire as the final part of the selection process. A number of girls have been selected for the squad and the remaining places will be filled from girls selected from this game. The full squagd will be named the day after the game.

The game is to be played at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO. Players should report at 6-00pm. School uniform needs to be worn. There will be an admission charge of £3 for adults and £1 concessions.

L Anderson
J Hesketh
S McHugh
G Patterson
M Turvey
T Gordon
K Johnson
I Anderson
M Ashman
E Brennan
S Price
M Jones
C Braganca
M Thompson
J Higgs
H Jamieson
H Fryer
G Tolme (GK)
C Swindell (GK)

Sep 27, 2015

An Under 18 XI and an Under 16 XI will play Necastle College tomorrow the 25th September at Newcastle College. The details are below.

The under 18 game is a final trial for the management to look at players who may still makethe final squad. The Under 16 game will help the coaches decide the starting 16 for the competitive programme which lies ahead.

All player should bring a pair of dark short and socks as the kit situation will be critical with large numbers attending.

Match: Newcastle College v Staffordshire Schools
Date: Monday 28 September
Venue: Newcastle College, postcode ST5 2GB
KO: 5.30 pm
Report: 4.30 pm
Dress code – formal, collar and tie

All players have responded from the Under 18 squad but several under 16 players need to reply as a matter of urgency.

Sep 24, 2015

The boys named below are invited to represent Staffordshire School's FA for the forthcoming season.

All players named are required for the first game against Repton School on the 10th of October KO 2-00pm

Games will normally be played midweek but this is a longstanding annual invitation fixture.

More details regarding arrangements will be sent out next week.

Players parents are asked to respond to their invitation as well as their availability for the game and anyone who has not done so by Monday will be considered to have refused the invitation.

The Association thank everyone involved in the trial process and the standard has been extremely high. All who took part are asked to trial again next year, the current U 16 squad has less than a third of the players selected as Under 14's.

S Edmunds
G Hill
B Osbourne
K Smith
P Wyatt
J Elson
A Sheldon
J Blurton
A Hallchurch
T O'Hara
S Cartwright
L Salmon
F Bradbury
G Armstrong
C Blanchette
H Williams
C Osborne
J Dunne
A Petrovicz
A Wingfield

Sep 23, 2015

Coaches Gary Spruce and Dan Dawson invite the following boys to be members of the Staffordshire squad for the forthcoming season. Players should respond as soon as possible, through the website, accepting their invitation.

Managers gary Spruce and Dan Dawson wish to thank all boys who trialled and made their choices so difficult, the reason that posting the squad is so late.

There is a game against Newcastle College Under 17's on Monday night at Newcastle College Ko 5-30pm. Players should meet at the ground as near to 4-30 as possible wearing school uniform.

Newcastle only confirmed the game this evening. Players should state their availability when accepting their invitation/

Clayton Hall Academy
3 T COX John Taylor Academy
4 D NELIGWA Wolsatanton
6 D BOWMAN Kingsmead
7 M RUSHTON Sir Stanley Mathews
8 R HANLON Rawlett
9 O BUTLER Kingsmead
10 J RHODES Paulet HS
11 R DAVIES Kingsmead
12 W BYERS Stafford GS
13 A HERITAGE Rawlett
14 L WOOTEN Cardinal Griffin
15 B WOOD Cardinal Griffin
16 J BROWN Painsley
17 T ALLEN Kingsmead
18 B EDDINGTON Wilnecote HS
19 J DUNNING Painsley
20 T TILSTON Wolstanton
21 J ADDY Friary
Sep 18, 2015

The coaches have named the following squad for the annual invitation fixture against Repton School, at Repton on Saturday 10th of October 2015, KO 2-00pm.

Directions and meeting point will be sent out nearer the date of the fixture.

Mawgan Blight
Max Cuthbert
Owen Rees-James
Alex Minshull
Alfie Hinks
Jack Taylor
Marcus Coombs
Jack Bromfield
Tom Bromfield
Owen Hall
Sam McArthy
Davy Watts
Luke Tighe
Oliver Dolman
Alfie Mallen
Kyle Johnson
Luke Hill
Joe Lobosco
Callum Porter
All players need to confirm their availability through the website contact.

Sep 17, 2015

The coaches of the U15 Staffordshire Schools FA wish to thank all boys who have been through the trials process during the past few months. The standard of players available improves year on year and the boys selected are fully deserving of their place after impressing on more than one occassion. The final decision in a number of positions was very close and those who have not made the final 20 need to be available should circumstances change with injuries or other reasons regarding availability.

The only real disappointment was the number of boys who disqualified themselves by failing to show up for trials despite being nominated by their schools.

Can all players named below confirm their acceptance of their place in the squad through the website.

The 16 players for the Repton game on the 10th of October will be named later today.

Mawgan Blight
Sir Stanley Mathews
Max Cuthbert Alleynes Stone
Owen Rees-James Staffs University Academy
Alex Minshull Trentham HS
Alfie Hinks Winecote
Jack Taylor JCB Academy
Marcus Coombs Robert Sutton
Jack Bromfield Trentham HS
Tom Bromfield Trentham HS
Luke Campbell Sir Thomas Boughy
Sam McArthy Cheslyn Hay
Davy Watts Landau Forte Amington
Luke Tighe Wilnecote
Oliver Dolman Chase Terrace Academy
Alfie Mallen EDA
Callum Porter De Ferrers Academy
Owen Hall De Ferrers Academy
Joe Lobosco Alleynes Uttoxeter
Luke Hill Rural Enterprise Academy
Kyle Johnson Trentham HS



Sep 15, 2015

The Under 15 squad began their season with an Invitation Game against Warwickshire Schools FA at Stafford Town FC last night. The game was played on a perfect pitch with Stafford having avoided the deluges which had battered the rest of the midlands all day.

The game was a credit to both teams with the standard of football played and the spirit in which the game was played. Staffordshire started strongly and tested the Warwickshire keeper twice in the opening period before the game settled into a match of pacy passing and movement from both sides. Staffordshire spurned a golden opportunity to nose in front when they won a penalty but a fine save denied them the lead.

Warwickshire seemed to take great heart and dominated the latter part of the seconf half and only some stunnning saves from Mawgan Blight and desperate defending kept Warwickshire at bay, 0-0 at half time.

A raft of changes by both sets of coaches meant the game restarted slowly but then as the players picked up the pace of the pitch the game resumed as an enthralling encounter. Midway through the second half Warwickshire took the lead when a quickly taken free kick caught Staffordshire flat footed and an excellent cut back allowed the Warwickshire centre forward to smack the ball home from two yards.

Both sides continued to try and play football with pace and accurate passing and Staffordshire were rewarded for their efforts when Oliver Dolman lashed home from a really tight angle with the ball hitting both posts before nestling in the corner of the net. Staffordshire with their tails up went in search of the winner and with coach Bailey Evans putting on an extra forward Staffordshire were rewarded when Alfie Mallen hit home the winner seconds before the end after a flowing move involving several players.

Both managers would have been satisfied with the workout and will be looking forward to renewing their rivalry in the Midland Federation competition over the coming months.

Staffordshire's next confirmed fixture is against Repton on Saturday 10th of October at 2-00pm

Sep 13, 2015

The coaches have selected the following girls for the forthcoming season;

Brough Tasia Painsley
Bruton Ellie Landau Forte Amington
Bruton Molly Kingsmead
Buck Alex King Edward VI Lichfield
Chadwick Harriet Blythe Bridge
Clarke Charlotte Madeley HS
Gill Ash Trentham HS
Hales Shania de Ferrers Academy
Hampton Hannah Erasmus Darwin Academy
King Anna Wolgarston
Lawton Georgia St Margaret Ward
Liggins Sophie Cheslyn Hay
Titley Lana Kingsmead
Warner Phoebe Ounsdale
Watson Shev Madeley HS
Wellings Harriet Kings School
Whelan Tiffany
Willdigg Kiera Trentham HS
Williams Chloe Chase High
Sanders Abigail Painsley
Birch Emma
Jones Katie

Trentham HS

Congratulations to the girls selected and commiserations to those who missed out. Selection becomes more difficult annually as the standard continues to improve year on year.

This season Tim and Julie will be the girls matchday co-ordinators and information and match arrangements will come from them.

The website will continue to be the principal source of information.

The following parents need to contact the website with the following information, e mail, mobile, DOB,

Tasia Brough, Lana Titley,Abigail Sanders, Emma Birch, Chloe Williams, Kiera Willdigg,Tiffany Whelan,Ash Gill.

a friendly /runout may be arranged in the next 14 days before a friendly against Leicestershire on Monday 12 th of October.

Sep 10, 2015

The coaches have selected the following boys for the trial/game against Stafford Rangers on Thursday 17th of September at Monkton Leisure Centre, Penkridge. The game will kick off at 5-30 and players should report at 4-45 at the latest. Dress code is school uniform,no jeans or tracksuits. Please confirm availabilty through the website as soon as possible.


Sam Edmunds
George Hill
Ben Osbourne
Kit Smith
Patrick Wyatt
Jack Elson
Anthony Sheldon
Jay Blurton:
Alex Hallchurch
Tommy O'Hara
Sonny Cartwright
Daniel Stevens
Llewy Hammersley
Lewis Salmon
Fraser Bradbury
George Armstrong
Ryan Taylor
Oliver Barnard
Hector Williams
Jake Powell
Niall Millward.
Christian Blanchette
Ben Fossett
Sam Thombs
Sam Arthrell
Tom Cox
Alex Wigfield
Joe Dunne
Jake Priestman
Luke Bourne
Alex Petroviks
Sep 9, 2015

The under 15 coaches have named the following players to attend the game against Warwickshire on Monday 14th of September at Stafford Town FC. The game is being used as part of the trial process as the quality of players has been such that the coaches are having difficulty in narrowing down the field.

This competitive game will help by allowing them to see the players in a competitive situation.

Admission to the game will be £3 and £1 concessions. All players need to wear a collar and tie or school uniform please.

Any one not available please let us know through the website.

All players named below need to arrive at the ground for 6-00pm at the latest and all need to send the following information through the website;



Parents e mail and mobile

Name of PE teacher at School

Congratulations to all players who have reached this stage.

Sep 9, 2015

The following girls have been named by the coaches to attend a final trial in the next two weeks. The quality of the girls who have trialled has been such that making the decision on the structure of the squad has been incredibly difficult.

As soon as a venue has been sourced the information will appear on the website. Congratulations to all girls who have reached this stage so far.

Charlie Braganca Excel Academy
Chloe Swindell Wolstanton
Demi McCalliog Perton Middle
Ellie Brennan Chase Terrace
Gemma Lawley Penkridge Middle
Georgia Patterson EDA
Grace Tolmie Chase Terrace
Hannah Jamieson NCHS
Isobel Anderson Cardinal Griffin
Jennifer Higgs Sir Graham Balfour
Jenny Hesketh St Edwards Academy
Katie Johnson Perton Middle
Lilly Anderson Cardinal Griffin
Lydia Hudson Friary
Macey Turvey Brewood
Megan Hunt STM
Molly Jones Weston Road Academy
Molly Thompson Brewood Middle
Naomi McCallion Robert Sutton
Nuala Miszkiel Sir stanley Mathews
Sarah Flanaghan Wolstanton
Sophie Hodgetts Chase Terrace
Sophie Pollard Sir Graham Balfour
Sophie Price Blythe
Tamsyn Gordon St Edwards Academy
Sian McHugh
Holly Fryer St Edwards Academy
Sep 9, 2015

Stoke City FC have very kindly given the Stoke City Ladies team the opportunity to play on the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday 9th September v Sporting Club Albion. Kick off  7.00pm

Admission is £1.50 adults and 50p under 17's

The above message is from Kath Tranter, Stoke City Centre of Excellence director for girls football. Any girls currntly playing should go along to watch as it is one of the exit routes for Girls playing the game currently. One of the ex Staffordshire girls Milly Elson is in the squad.

The Stoke City Cof E support Staffordshire Schols in releasing girls to play County football so our support in this venture would be good.

Sep 8, 2015

The website reached the 250.000 hits milestone today and demonstrates what a powerful tool it has become in helping Staffordshire Schools Football Association in its administration and organisation.

It could potentially offer a great deal to any sponsor. Staffordshire is one of the few county schools FA's to lack a sponsor for any of its teams, or theAssociation itself. With the increased costs of running teams (laundry was £800 last season)any potential sponsor should make contact through the website to see if there is the possibility of there being mutual benefit..

Six teams taking part in the Midlands and national competitions could offer sponsors some reasonable opportunities and schools football is an ideal vehicle with a huge potential audience.

Sep 7, 2015

As part of the trial process Staffordshire took two squads of players to Lilleshall to play Winchester College from Hampshire. The Independant School were on a pre season training camp and provided Staffordshire with an ideal opportunity to look over the players available to play in the Under 18 squad this season.

Staffordshire ran out comfortable winners with a 5-1 margin in both games. It proved to be a useful exercise and several players did their chances of selection for the final squad no harm at all. Boys who stepped up fom last years Under 16 squad did well and some showed the benefit from their experience of the ESFA elite coaching course in the summer.

Several players put down markers for selection for nomination for Midlands trials but the great pity is that a large number of institutions were not represented, as they choose not to nominate playersm seemingly due to the risk that players may miss the odd game due to clashes.

These post 16 institutions deny boys representative honours which are a powerful part of a CV, particularly when applying to USA universities. It also denies them the chance to represent their country, as only County nominated players are eligible to trial for England. Some actively discourage youngsters from playing which is such a shame as the experiences gained and the frienships made are often lifelong.

Sep 1, 2015

The draws for the National Inter County Competitions have been made and Staffordshire have a mixed bag of draws but all teams will be meeting new opposition. Fitting in all of the fixtures will prove quite challengiing.

Under 14 Boys

Staffordshire v Hertfordshire

Round 2

Lancashire or Worcestershire v Staffordshire or Hertfordshire

Under 16 Boys

Round 1


Round 2

Staffordshire v North Yorkshire

Under 18 Boys

Round 1

Surrey v Staffordshire

Under 14 Girls

Round 1

Staffordshire v Cleveland

Round 2

South Yorkshire v Staffordshire or Cleveland

Under 16 Girls

Winners of West Midlands Group in MCF first set of games qualifies for national semi finals.

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.