The girls listed below are invited to the second trial in September. Details will be published later regarding times and venue. They will be joined by the girls who played last year and are eligible for the team this coming season. Congratulations to all who took part and have gone forward and commiserations to those who have not made the cut this time. The standard is improving year on year and it is warming to see the large number of girls who wish to play for their County.
Parents need to send the following information to the websire:
e mail address
Name of School
Teacher contact at School
The girls named below are invited to attend the second staffordshire Under 16 Girls trials which will take place early in September. Details of times, venue etc will appear later.
PLayers selected should ask their parents to send the following details to the website contact:
Parental e mail
parental mobile phone number
School contact person
The boys named below are invited to the second trial in September, having performed well in the first trial at Rowley park last week. They arre to be congratulated as the standard was very high and the coaches had a very difficult task in reducing the numbers to those sepected.
All players who took part are to be congratulated and commiserations to those not selected but there will be further opportunities in forthcoming seasons.
All selected players should have their parents e mail the website with the following details;
Name,parents e mail
Those middle school pupils moving to secondary should name their new school.
The boys named below are invited to attend the second session for next season's Staffordshire School's Football Association Trials. The details will be published on the website and the provisional date, still to be confirmed, is Friday 4th of September.
The SSFA thank all boys who trialled and selection was not easy as the standard year on year keeps improving. Commiserations to those who have missed out and congratulations to those boys who have progressed to the next event.
All boys parents named below need to make contact through the website with an e mail/mobile telephone contact as well as a school contact.
These words go to all players, parents and schools for their efforts in the trial process. The past week has seen the Under16,15 and 14 boys trials take place with almost 200 players taking part in the process.
The quality of players on display has been excellent and in the not too distant past many who will not make the cut would almost certainly have been selected for County squads. The process has many flaws but in terms of economics and staff time it is the only viable option open to the Association.
The logistics of selection mean that the results of the trials may take longer to publish than desirable but with a volunteer workforce that is a fact of life.
If there has been a disappointment it is the boys who are attached to pro clubs who have failed to show up, despite a nomination from their school. The SFA are convinced that some clubs actively discourage players from becoming involved, not all clubs as some are extremely supportive, and it is a great shame as the opportunity to represent their County may never happen again and in later life it may be a source of regret. Statistically 000.1% of boys will be given a scholarship and 95% of those will not be offered a pro contract.
However their absence provides openings for boys who do want to play and better these boys then those who lack commitment. Last years Under 16 team contained Academy boys who have now started pre season and their County experiences made them much rounder people and improved their skill sets both physically, mentally and socially.
On Thursday the Under18 boys trial at Cardinal Griffin and the Under 16 and Under 14 girls at Rowley Park, both starting at 4-15.
The preliminary Under 18 Boys trials will take place at Cardinal Griffin School, Cannock on their 3G pitch at 4-15 on Thursday 16th of July. All of last years squad who are still eligible should attend as well as those who represented Staffordshire at Under 16 last season.
A game has been arranged for early September where two teams will play against touring opposition and which will act as a second trial. If you attend a college or in the sixth form at school and think you are good enough then contact the website with your details or ask your PE teacher to nominate you.
Players who represent their county can be nominated for regional and International honours.
Following the recent trials at Marston' Sports Club, the Under 15 management team have selected the following players to attend the second trial in September, along with last years playing squad. Manager Bailey Evans commented on the high quality of player on display and the selectors task was not easy. The date of the second trial will be published on this website as soon as a date is confirmed.
Staffordshire Schools are grateful for the support of players, parents and schools and wish all players who did not make the cut this year a successful season. All will be welcome to try again next year.
The players parents named below need to e mail the website with the following details;
e mail address
mobile telephone number
school and master i/c football
Xavier Myles - Friary
Luke Tighe - Wilnecote
Marcus Coombs - Robert Sutton
Owen Nolan - Friary
Brandon Gee - Haywood Academy
Luke Hill - Weston Road
Owen Rees-James - Staffs Uni Academy
Sam McCarthy - Cheslyn Hay
Josh Ede - Alleynes uttoxeter
Jacob Searson -
Dario Barbosa - St Thomas More
Joe Labosco - Alleynes uttoxeter
Jordan Brown - Cheadle
Max Byrd - Sir John Taylor
Henry Hughes - Painsley
Connor Smith - St Thomas More
Josh Ferguson - Cheslyn Hay
Denzel Ncube Excel Academy
Josh Goodwin John Taylor
Today, the 9th of July is the final day for entries to the Staffordshire Schools FA Individual Schools Competitions.
It is pleasing that over 50% of secondary/middle schools in Staffordshire have availed themselves of the opportunity to play in the competitions next season but many schools who have been regular competitors have not entered this season for one reason or another.
There has also been a dramatic decline in girls teams and consideringthe success of the Women's World Cup, this is surprising.
Teams can still enter, as several places will be allocated in the draw as a late entry and if you have missed out or forgotten then make contact via the website.
Tomorrow the Under 15 Boys trials take place and less than a dozen schools have nominated boys. Every School usually has one good player and it seems a shame that some players miss out on the opportunities provided to play representative football at a high level. The Under 15 trials are at Marstons Sports and Social Club, Shobnall Road, Burton on Trent, starting at 6-00pm.
Players will be welcome even at this late notice. Contact the website for more details.
The Under 16 trials take place on Thursday at Cardinal Griffin starting at 4-15. Again few schools have made nominations.
The Under 14 trials are at Rowley Park on the 13th of July as are the Under 14 and 16 girls trials on the 16th of July.
The Under 18 boys are at Cardinal Griffin on Thursday 16th of July. These are all 4-15 starts.