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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|2 B FARR|
|3 T COX||John Taylor Academy|
|4 D NELIGWA||Wolsatanton|
|5 JAMIE WELDON||Fair Oak|
|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|
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.
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.
|Sir Stanley Mathews|
|Max Cuthbert||Alleynes Stone|
|Owen Rees-James||Staffs University Academy|
|Alex Minshull||Trentham HS|
|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|
|Oliver Dolman||Chase Terrace Academy|
|Callum Porter||De Ferrers Academy|
|Owen Hall||De Ferrers Academy|
|Joe Lobosco||Alleynes Uttoxeter|
|Luke Hill||Rural Enterprise Academy|
|Kyle Johnson||Trentham HS|
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
The coaches have selected the following girls for the forthcoming season;
|Bruton Ellie||Landau Forte Amington|
|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|
|Lawton Georgia||St Margaret Ward|
|Liggins Sophie||Cheslyn Hay|
|Watson Shev||Madeley HS|
|Wellings Harriet||Kings School|
|Willdigg Kiera||Trentham HS|
|Williams Chloe||Chase High|
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.
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.
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.
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|
|Demi McCalliog||Perton Middle|
|Ellie Brennan||Chase Terrace|
|Gemma Lawley||Penkridge Middle|
|Grace Tolmie||Chase Terrace|
|Isobel Anderson||Cardinal Griffin|
|Jennifer Higgs||Sir Graham Balfour|
|Jenny Hesketh||St Edwards Academy|
|Katie Johnson||Perton Middle|
|Lilly Anderson||Cardinal Griffin|
|Molly Jones||Weston Road Academy|
|Molly Thompson||Brewood Middle|
|Naomi McCallion||Robert Sutton|
|Nuala Miszkiel||Sir stanley Mathews|
|Sophie Hodgetts||Chase Terrace|
|Sophie Pollard||Sir Graham Balfour|
|Tamsyn Gordon||St Edwards Academy|
|Holly Fryer||St Edwards Academy|
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.
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.
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.
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
Lancashire or Worcestershire v Staffordshire or Hertfordshire
Under 16 Boys
Staffordshire v North Yorkshire
Under 18 Boys
Surrey v Staffordshire
Under 14 Girls
Staffordshire v Cleveland
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.
@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.