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Jul 25, 2016

The boys named below are invited to attend the final Under 14 Boys trials in early September. All arrangements for the trials, date venue etc will be posted on the website in due course.

We offer our congratulations to these boys but such was the standard that the coaches felt that Staffordshire could turn out two teams at County level. Commiserations to the boys who have not made the cut but there will be opportunities next season to trial again.

Jul 19, 2016

After a huge turnout the Under 15 team managers and coaches with assistance from observers have chosen a number of boys to go forward to the second trial in September. The quality of players was such that the management team are goinfg to hold a second session for the other boys who attended during the first week in August.

The boys named below DO NOT need to attend the session in August. All other boys who attended the trial will be required to attend if they wish to trial. Details of the venue will be confirmed as soon possible.

Luke Barr
Max Chimenes
Luis Dos Santos
Junior O'Callaghan
Kadanie Nugent
Ben Sawbridge
Hayden Campbell
Todd Prior
Adam Taylor
Charlie Drain
Connor Taylor
Jack Barber

Jul 17, 2016

The first trial for next seasons Under16 Boys team took place last week at Wolgarston HS. Once again in excess of 60 players had been nominated and like the previous trials held for the other age groups ther has been a significant improvement in the quality of the boys on show.The coaches and observers had a difficult task and the boys named below will go to the second trial in September along with the boys from last years squad.

Details of the date and venue will be published on the website before the return to school.

We congratulate all of the triallists and thank staff and parents who transported the boys. No one was out of place and difficult decisions were made some of which the future will show us to be wrong but all of those helping gave honest opinions of what they had seen and many compromises were made.Our commiserations go to the boys who have not made the cut and all at Staffordshire Schools FA wish you well for the forthcoming season.

Could all selected boys parents/guardians contact the website and pass on parental email, mobile, DOB of son and member of staff in charge of football at their school.

Jul 16, 2016

It was fantastic to see so many boys who wish to represent their County and with near 80 players attending it was a very difficult task for the coaches to tease out around 20 players to make up the squad. As result all boys who took part are invited to attend the second trials next week.

2 venues have been secured, the 3G at Chesterton School in Newcastle and King Edward VI in Lichfield.

The northern trial at Chesterton will be on Wednesday 20th of July starting as near to 4-15 as possible and the southern trial will be on the 21st July again starting as near to 4-15 as possible.

Two squads will be selected to play against each other in early September.

The two groups can be found below;

Jul 10, 2016

After the trial last week the coaches are inviting the girls named below to join the girls who played for the U16's last year and the U14 girls from last season who are moving up to Under 16's for a final trial during the first week of the new term.

We wish to thank all girls who took part and year on year the job of the selectors becomes more difficult as the standard and quality of the girls game continues to rise.

 

Brookes Olivia St Peters
Collins Samantha King Edward Vi Lichfield
Corden Sophie Clayton Hall
Evans Lizzie EDA
Greaves Lauren EDA
Harding Bridie Madeley
Harvey Molly
Howe Sophie Alleynes U
Lockley Eva
Machen Kayleigh Cheslyn Hay
Newton Megan Trentham HS
Plant Megan Blythe bridge
Queen Libby King Edward Vi Lichfield
Ray Bethany King Edward Vi Lichfield
Salt Ellie Westwood
Sanders Abigail Painsley
Sawyer Katie
Tezgel Alanya Painsley
Toon India Madeley
Ward Courtney Trentham HS
Whalley Laura Clayton Hall
Whitehouse Amelia
Williams Chloe

Congratulations to all girls who have been selected and could parents please contact the Girls match co-ordinator on chasejewels28@hotmail.com  and send the following detail:

Parents e mail, mobile and the DOB of your daughter and the school attending in September.as well as permission or otherwise of allowing photographs to be taken.

Jul 10, 2016

Following a very well attended and successful trial at Wogarston School on Thursday night the coaches are inviting the girls named below to attend the second trials in September. These will in all probablity take place in the first week back after school begins.

They will e joined by the girls from last year's squad who are still eligible for selection.

The Staffordshire Schools FA wish to thank all girls who attended the session and wish to congratulate those girls who have been selected. The standard has improved year on year and almost every girl who trialled this year would have made the squad 5 years ago and we commiserate with those girls who did not make the cut this time. Those girls in Y7 will have a chance to trial again next season and a seriesof coaching sessions will be made available to the Y7 girls in the coming months.

Jul 9, 2016

The coaches for next seasons' Under 14 Boys team were asked to complete an impossible task this week. Over 70 boys turned up at Wolgarston hoping to impress (thank goodness the 25 extras did not turn up who were nominated by their schools ).

Impress they certainly did. The standard of the players was exellent and trying to pick 30% of the boys who attended to progress to the next trial proved too difficult and would not have been fair on the triallists. Because of the numbers the coahes have decided to hold one trial in the North of the County and one in the South before the end of this term. The smaller numbers will allow more pitch time and allow the coaches to harden their opinions on what they have seen to date.

Details will be published on the website with venues and times and which players should attend which venue.

As an Association we are very grateful to the Head and overnors of Wolgarston HS for their continued support of Staffordshire Schools Football and in particular to Matt Skinner for all his hard work in arranging the venue.

Jul 3, 2016

All trials will start as near to 4-30 as possible. Players need to register before the start of the trials .

The response so far has been quite encouraging but many schools have still not responded and the first trials are on Tuesday 7th of July.

The full list and dates are;

Under 15 Boys  12th July

Under 14 Girls  7th July

Under 16 Boys 14th July

Under  14  Boys 6th July

Under 16 Girls Tuesday 5th July.

Under 18 boys Wednesday 13th July

 

Jul 1, 2016

Staffordshire Schools F.A are always looking for young referees who would like to be involved in officiating county football.No fees are paid except out of pocket expenses but all are tutored by two very experienced and well respected senior referees The chance to officiate on stadia is one of the rewards that can be offered to those who support the association

Anyone interested in becoming part of the pool of officials should contact the website for more details.

Jun 30, 2016

Very few schools have nominated players for the forthcoming trials which is very disappointing and seems to deny students the opportunity of playing representative football.

If you are up to the standard required then tell your PE teacher to nominate you as forms have gone into schools. This is particularly true of Y7 and 8 boys and girls who will be elegible for the Under 14 squads for next season,

The Under 18 Boys trial has been set for Wednesday 13th of July at Wolgarston with a 4-30 start.

Bring footwear for 3G and grass.

Jun 26, 2016

Staffordshire SFA will be holding trials for their County teams in the next two weeks. Five of the trials will be at Wolgarston HS, Cannock Road, Penkridge on the following dates;

Under 15 Boys  12th July

Under 14 Girls  7th July

Under 16 Boys 14th July

Under  14  Boys 6th July

Under 16 Girls Tuesday 5th July.

Under 18 boys TBC

Players who represented Staffordshire last year do not need to attend the first trial as the coaches are aware of their abilities. All players have to be nominated by their schools and the nomination forms will be in schools tomorrow. In particular girls should make sure, that if they are of the required standard , to ask the school to nominate them as many schools will be unaware of the talented girls if they do not run girls football teams.

Any questions please contact the website.

In the past few years not many players from Stoke on Trent have been nominated which is strange as it has the highest population in Staffordshire.

Jun 17, 2016

The Staffordshire SFA will be holding their county trials for their six County sides in the first couple of weeks in July.

Under 14, 15 , 16 and 18 Boys and Under 14 and 16 Girls. Any player of the required standard is eligible to trial but the nomination has to come from the school that potential players attend. Nomination forms will be in schools next week.

Many girls are missed or not nominated because their school does not run a team or play football in schools so it is very important that parents inform the school so that the most talented players do not miss out on the opportunity to play for their County.

Players who represented the County this year are not required to attend the first trials as the management know of their capabilities but they will need to be at the second sesssion.

May 13, 2016

Two strikes by Shania Hales from DE Ferrers Academy ensured that Staffordshire Under 16 Girls lifted the ESFA Inter County Trophy for the first time in their history, after an epic battle with Somerset Schools at St Andrews.

Staffordshire started the game strongly and Shania Hales and Harriet Wellings both went close early with the strong direct running of Hannah Hampton causing panic in the Somerset rearguard. Early corners for Staffordshire led to nothing and Somerset eventually got a foothold in the game and some slack marking gave them a chance which was spurned. The back four of Staffordshire restricted Somerset whilst at the other end prompting from Phoebe Warner and skipper Anna King kept the pressure on and only a stunning one handed save by the Somerset keeper kept the scoreline goaless.

A great corner was spilled but Staffordshire could not capitailse whilst centre backs Molly Bruton and Alex Buck blunted the cutting edge of the Somerset attacks with some strong defending. On a big pitch manager Kieran Newey used the substitutes well introducing Lana Titley, Lydia Burgess and Charlotte Jarvis to add fresh legs, enabling the high tempo to be maintained. Half time 0-0

Somerset started the second half well and asked Staffordshire more questions and although Staffordshire still presented a threat only stout defending kept the scores level. Goalkeeper Charlotte Clarke produced two magnificent saves to keep the scores evenl and despite Beth Roberts and Tasia Brough's pace on the flanks Staffordshire had begun to creak. The defining moment came with 15 minutes left. Staffordshire attacked, a mazy dribble and cut back from Shania Hales to Ellie Bruton saw a despairing tackle block her shot  and the Somerset clearance found Staffordshire wanting and this time a brilliant save from Charlotte Clarke was hacked clear and the action shifted to the Somerset half.

Hannah Hampton cut inside opened up her body and struck a great shot the keeper could only parry and the predatory Hales picked up the loose ball rounded the keeper and fired home. The game opened up as Somerset went in search of an equaliser but the defining moment occurre six minutes from time. Both teams had changed their goalkeepers in the later stages of the game and whilst Staffordshire keeper Tiff Whelan was secure the Somerset keeper miscontrolled a back pass and Shania Hales snapped up the opportunity to clip the ball past her and into an empty net.

The girls from both teams were running on empty such had been their commitment and the introduction of Katie Jones, Harriet Welling and Tasia Brough gave fresh impetus to the team. Despite Somerset pulling a goal back from a corner and one or two nervous moment Staffordhire were able to see the game out and Anna King lifted the trophy to bring to an end an amazing season for the girls.

Somerset pushed Staffordshire every step of the way and deserve great credit for being part of a fabulous advert for girls footbal at County level.

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.