ESFA Boys U18 Squad 2014-2015
England Schoolboys' Under 18 Squad :: 2014-2015
ESFA Squad Members
The players selected for the England Squad for the forthcoming programme of international matches for 2014-2015 season are:
CSFA :: County Schools' Football Association
1 Michael Papastylian
Position : Goalkeeper.
CSFA : Greater Manchester County Schools' F.A.
Current School : Manchester College Nicholls Campus.
Born : 22 January 1998.
Michael spent his early years in Cyprus. Whilst continuing his studies, he has had trials at both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, and hopes to eventually make the grade in professional football. His favourite player is David De Gea.
2 Jordan Skelton
Jordan attended Consett Junior School and then Consett Sports College. He is most appreciative of the support and encouragement he has received from Mr Crowder at Consett Sports College and Mr Swailes at his current college, and values his progression to the Durham County Schools' FA team. His favourite players are Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso and the ex-Chelsea defender David Luiz.
3 Lewis Fogg
Lewis attended Harewood School in Gloucester, and played for the junior teams of Cheltenham Town and Birmingham City, before joining his present club, Forest Green Rovers. He values the advice he receives from Mr Tassell at Hartpury, and Ian Soule, his coach at Forest Green. He likes watching Prison Break and Breaking Bad, playing FIFA, wearing Nike, and listening to Rap / Hip / Hop. Lewis’s favourite player is Jerome Boateng.
4 Jordan Storey
Jordan attended Castle Primary School and Stanchester Community School in Stoke – sub-Hamdon. He represented Somerset County Schools FA at Under 16 last season, and reached the South-West Counties Final. Jordan recognises the contribution to his career from Mr Wagland, his coach with both that county team and his current club Mere Town, and Mr Mitchell at Yeovil College. He also enjoys other sports, especially tennis, and his favourite player is Nemandja Vidic
5 Adam Curry
Adam attended Bede Burn Primary School in Jarrow. He has had trials at Newcastle United, Huddersfield Town, and Leicester City. Adam was a member of last season’s Under 18 Schools’ International Team, and played his part in the winning of the Centenary Shield. He values the support he has received from Mr Hope at St Joseph’s, and those in charge of the Durham County team. His favourite players are John Terry and Christiano Ronaldo.
6 Ryan Price
Position : Centre Back.
CSFA : Shropshire County Schools' F.A.
Current School : Walford and North Shropshire College.
Born : 30 June 1997.
Ryan attended St Peter’s Primary School in Telford. He previously played for the junior teams of Shrewsbury Town and West Bromwich Albion, and now plays for The New Saints FC. He represents Shropshire County Schools, and is appreciative of the help he receives from Mr Evans, both in schools and club football. Ryan is a keen golfer, enjoys music, and his favourite player is Lionel Messi.
7 Elliot Cutts
Elliot attended Blean Brimary School in Canterbury before joining his present school, where Mr Raines has had a major influence on his career. He was a member of the Kent County Schools team which won the national championship last season. Elliot supports Arsenal, and likes listening to rap and R&B music He currently plays for Herne Bay FC, and his favourite player is Barcelona’s Neymar.
8 Jordy Ndozid
Jordy attended Clapham Manor Primary School, and has played for Birmingham City FC. He values the support he has received from Mr Lane at Saint John Bosco College, as he has progressed through to the Inner London County Schools’ representative team. He likes playing computer games, playing the drums, and watching football on TV. His favourite player is Chelsea’s Ramires.
9 Rene Armstrong
Rene attended Aycliffe Primary School in Dover before joining his present school, where Mr King has had a major influence on his career. He plays for the Kent Schools’ County team and Whitstable Town FC. His favourite player is Eden Hazard. Incidentally, Eden was ( together with Christian Benteke ) in the Belgium squad the last time that the England Schools’ Under 18 International team came to Hampshire in 2007.
10 Robert Black
Robert attended St Michael’s Primary School in Urmston. He has played for the junior teams of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, and Leeds United, but is a Manchester City fan. He is grateful for the support he has received from Mr Eastwood at Wellacre. Robert has been selected for the Greater Manchester County Schools’ team, and likes to watch tennis and play FIFA. His favourite player is Lionel Messi.
11 Mustapha Bundu
Mustapha spent his early years in Sierra Leone, and came to England as part of the Craig Bellamy Soccer Foundation. He is appreciative of the help he has received from Mr Tassell at Hartpury in helping him to integrate into the country’s educational system. His favourite player is Christiano Ronaldo.
12 Charlie Gunson
Charlie attended Wyvern School in Eastleigh, and has represented Hampshire County Schools’ FA at all age-groups from Under 14 to currently at Under 18. He currently plays for Andover Town FC in the Sydenham Wessex Premier League. He values the support and advice he receives from Mr Benson at Sparsholt. Charlie enjoys listening to music and his favourite player is Andres Iniesta.
13 Monty George
Monty attended Dinton Junior School in Salisbury, and has played in goal since the age of 6, progressing through the various age-groups. He is currently associated with Portsmouth FC. He likes ‘working hard and getting results’. He thanks the specialist goalkeeping coaches who have helped him, especially Andy Buse at Yeovil Town and Mikey Harris at both Salisbury City Portsmouth. His favourite player is Manuel Neuer.
14 Rigers Kabashi
Rigers attended Hartley Primary School in East Ham, where he pays tribute to the efforts of Mr McNeil in stimulating his interest in football. He has had trials at Norwich City and Colchester United. Rigers is a member of the Essex County Schools’ FA representative team, and plays for Concord Rangers FC. He likes playing FIFA and table tennis ( he says ‘no one can beat me’ ). His favourite player is Ronaldinho.
15 Kaylem Patterson
Kaylem attended Wood Farm Junior School in Oxford, and values the support he has received from Mr Ransome at Cheney School. He has had trials at Reading and Aston Villa, but injury problems hampered his football development. He currently plays for Oxford City FC. His favourite player is Samuel Eto’o.
16 Frank Rosenwald
Frank attended Clyst Hydon Primary School in Collompton before joining Colyton Grammar School, where Mr Bedford has had a significant influence on his development. He is currently associated with Exeter City FC. He enjoys going to music festivals in the summer, and his favourite player is Christiano Ronaldo.
ESFA Under 18 Staff
Mr Andy Blight
Position : International Team Manager.
Current School : Northumberland C of E Academy, Ashington.
Andy has taken the role of Team Manager after being Assistant Manager to Mr Andy Blight during 2012 and 2013. He is currently Director of Sport at Northumberland Church of England Academy, Ashington. He has been coaching football for 16 years and is the present manager of the Northumberland U16 county schools’ team. He has also coached Academy and Centre of Excellence teams at Middlesbrough and Newcastle United FC. A UEFA 'A' licence coach and FA coach educator.
Mr Andrew Norwood
Position : Goalkeeper Coach.
Current School : Garibaldi College, Nottingham.
Andy teaches Physical Education at Garibaldi College in Nottingham and specialises in football. He has gained numerous coaching awards including his level 1 and 2 in Goalkeeping and will be overseeing the technical development of the U18 Goalkeepers this year. He will combine this role alongside his current duties with the U15 England Schoolgirl team, a role he began at the start of last season. Andy is also a staff member on our summer development course.
Mr Steve Wilderspin
Position : Sports Therapist.
Current School : Thomas Telford School, Telford.
Steve is the Director of Football at Thomas Telford School. He holds the FA Diploma in the Treatment of Injuries award, is an FA Medical Tutor as well as being a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist and member of the SMA. Steve is match day therapist to Airbus UK in the Premier League of Wales and this season he has taken on the role of U18 manager of the Shropshire Schools and Colleges FA where he can put his UEFA B coaching licence to use. Steve also enjoys playing golf in his spare time (of which he does not have much) and he has followed the fortunes of Liverpool FC since he was knee high.
Dr Arthur Tabor
Position : Team Doctor.
Team doctor with experience of over 350 England internationals at all levels since 1979. A keen sportsman with major interests in football (Brighton), Cricket (Sussex) and rugby (Harlequins). Arthur represented the RAF Near Eastern Region at both Hockey and athletics in which he was a speedy 400yd hurdler in the days of the cinder track. After completing his medical training at Barts Hospital, Arthur married Pam who has managed to keep him on the straight and narrow for the past 42 years. Arthur is also a medical examiner of pilots for the Civil Aviation Authority. In 2012 Arthur was made a Life Member of the ESFA, an honour of which he is very proud.