Following the trials held in July th efinal trials for all age groups will take place in the first and/or second week of the new term. All players should check the website for details. If players are unavailable for these trials it is unlikely that they will gain selection as timebecomes critical once pupils return to school and the programme of County fixtures are scheduled.
Following the trials process the boys named below ar invited to attend the final trials which will take place in Stafford , probably in the first week in September. Details will be published on the website in due course.
The coaches have had a very difficult task and congratulatons to the boys who have qualified and commiserations to those who have not made the final cut. We offer our thanks to all boys and their parents whoattended the trials.
The fantasy league starts next weekend and parents, players and staff fromStaffordshire Schools are invited to enter.
Last seasons winner was Matt Carrington from Repton School and he will be trying to defend his title.
To join the league go to the premiere league websites fantasy league and use teh following code to register.
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.
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|
|Howe Sophie||Alleynes U|
|Machen Kayleigh||Cheslyn Hay|
|Newton Megan||Trentham HS|
|Plant Megan||Blythe bridge|
|Queen Libby||King Edward Vi Lichfield|
|Ray Bethany||King Edward Vi Lichfield|
|Ward Courtney||Trentham HS|
|Whalley Laura||Clayton Hall|
Congratulations to all girls who have been selected and could parents please contact the Girls match co-ordinator on email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.