24 Mar 2012

ESFA Boys U18 Squad 2011-2012

Photograph of The England Schoolboys' Under 18 Squad :: 2011- 2012

England Schoolboys' Under 18 Squad :: 2011-2012

Back Row
Michael Sweet, Ashleigh Artwell, Connor Sidley-Adams, Tom Betts, Joe Bunney,
Michael Sweet, George Newton, Oliver Davies,

Middle Row
Dr Arthur Tabor, Mr Shaun Hemming,
Tom Fouhy , Kyle Downey James Golby, Peter Glen-Ravenhill, Jack Pounce,
Andrew Venning, Daniel Jones,
Mr Dave Burns, Mr Andy Buckingham

Front Row
Ashleigh Artwell,
Mr Nigel Brown, Mr John Appleby, Mr John Read, Mr Andy Williams,
Tom Axford

ESFA Squad Members

The players selected for the England Squad for the forthcoming programme of international matches for 2011-2012 season are:

CSFA :: County Schools' Football Association

photograph portrate of Tom Betts
1 Tom Betts

Position : Goalkeeper.
CSFA : Sussex County Schools' F.A.
School : Northbrook College, Worthing.
Previous School : Balfour Junior School, Brighton.
Born : 29 October 1993.

The 6' 4'' keeper currently plays for Burgess Hill Town FC and defines his best match in football to date as the pre-season friendly against Brighton & Hove Albion. His favourite footballer is Joe Hart and he enjoys the sounds of Michael Buble.

Photograph portrate of Tom Axford
2 Tom Axford

Position : Right Back.
CSFA : Kent County Schools' F.A..
School : The Abbey School, Faversham.
Previous School : Davington Primary, Faversham.
Born : 10 September 1993.

Tom is the middle child of three boys. He has had a solid youth career playing games against Arsenal Reserves and West Ham Youth previously. He was also 100m district champion in school years 7,8 and 9!

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3 George Newton

Position : Left Back.
CSFA : Cheshire County Schools F.A.
School : Sir John Deans College, Northwich.
Previous School : School: Sir John Deans College, Northwich.
Born : 2 June 1994.

A cricket and rugby fan who also enjoys watching Modern Family in his spare time, George hopes to become an economist if he cannot emulate the achievements of his favourite player Gareth Bale.

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4 Louis Mobbs

Position : Centre Back.
CSFA : Humberside County Schools F.A.
School : Wyke College, Hull.
Previous School : Ainthorpe Primary School, Hull.
Born : 30 November 1993.

A strong centre-back who enjoys R'n'B and Rap music, Louis hopes to pursue a career as either a footballer or an accountant. His best moment in football so far was playing in the FA Youth Cup 1st Round against Crewe Alexandria. His favourite footballer is Zinedine Zidane!

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5 Lloyd Harrington

Position : Centre Back / Left Back.
CSFA : Kent County Schools' F.A..
School : The Abbey School, Faversham.
Previous School : Allington Primary School, Maidstone.
Born : 02 October 1993.

Sports-mad Lloyd enjoys any sporting activity and gained the worst injury of his career dislocating his thumb playing football in hallway! He hails from the same primary school as ex-Fulham & Chelsea defender John Harley and also enjoys relaxing to Sky Sports TV.

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6 Jack Pounce

Position : Centre Midfield.
CSFA : Buckinghamshire County Schools F.A..
School : Dr Challoner's School, Amersham.
Previous School : Little Chalfont Primary, Chalfont.
Born : 11 May 1994.

Centre-midfielder Jack is also a solid golfer,winning his club'shandicap open in 2010. He enjoys watching Match of the Day to get his football fix and hopes to become a product designer one day. Also comes from the same school as ex-ESFA Schoolboy John Mousinho.

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7 Daniel Jones

Position : Striker / Winger.
CSFA : Essex.
School : Barking Abbey Sixth Form, Barking.
Previous School : Roding Valley High School, Loughton.
Born : 29 September 1993, Bristol.

David is also an excellent cricketer, having had Essex trials. He listens to rap music in his spare time and lists Drake and Wale among his favourites. Best ground he has ever played at is White Hart Lane in the ESFA U18 Schools Trophy.

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8 Peter Glen-Ravenhill

Position : Centre Midfield.
CSFA : Northumberland County Schools F.A..
School : St Thomas More RC, North Shields.
Previous School : St Cuthbert's Primary, North Shields.
Born : 15 October 1993.

A versatile player who can also play on either wing, Peter enjoys swimming when he is not playing football. He likes Take That and watches Mock the Week regularly. His favourite player is Liverpool's Steven Gerrard.

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9 Joe Bunney

Position : Centre Forward.
CSFA : Lancashire County Schools F.A.
School : Myerscough College, Preston.
Previous School : Abbey primary, Manchester.
Born : 26 September 1993.

The tall, rangy Lancaster City FC player has played in the FA Cup against FC United and Halifax in the past. He tries to model himself on Dennis Bergkamp (but he doesn't mind flying!) and also lists Oasis and Soccer AM among his favourite pastimes.

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10 Michael Sweet

Position : Centre Forward.
CSFA : Durham County Schools F.A.
School : Gateshead College, Gateshead.
Previous School : Cockerton Primary, Darlington.
Born : 16 July 1994.

Striker 'Sweety', as he is known to his team-mates, enjoys listen to R'n'B music and watching soaps such as Coronation Street and Hollyoaks. The highlight of his career was playing at Bramall Lane (Sheffield United FC) and he thinks Fernando Torres is among the best strikers around today.

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11 Tom Fouhy

Position : Left Midfield.
CSFA : Buckinghamshire County Schools F.A..
School : Dr Challoner's School, Amersham.
Previous School : Little Chalfont Primary, Chalfont.
Born : 14 September 1993.

Tom can play all across the midfield, but is most effective on the left wing. He enjoys watching Peep Show and Family Guy in his spare time and wants to go into marketing or business as a full-time career.

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12 Oliver Davies

Position : Centre Midfield / Left Back.
CSFA : Staffordshire County Schools F.A.
School : Alleyne's School, Stone.
Previous School : Springfield First School, Yarnfield.
Born : 25 October 1993.

Oliver lists Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins among his favourite musical artists, while Chemistry is his favourite school subject. The highlight of his career so far was playing at The Britannia Stadium (Stoke FC).

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15 Ashleigh Artwell

Position : Centre Midfield.
CSFA : Berkshire County Schools F.A.
School : John Madejski Academy, Reading.
Previous School : Kennet Valley, Reading.
Born : 15 August 1994.

The robust centre-midfielder, who can play centre forward too, is also a badminton player who likes Rap and R'n'B music and wants to be a football coach, that is if he doesn't achieve his dream of becoming a professional player.

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16 Kyle Downey

Position : Centre Midfield.
CSFA : Northumberland County Schools F.A..
School : Ashington High School, Ashington.
Previous School : Alexandra First School, Ashington.
Born : 27 July 1994.

Kyle hails from the same school as the famous brothers: Jack & Bobby Charlton, and has previously played against Sunderland Reserves in one of his most memorable games. He is also a handy badminton player, reaching the county quarter finals.

Photograph portrate of Connor Sidley-Adams
17 Connor Sidley-Adams

Position : Goalkeeper.
CSFA : Somerset County Schools F.A.
School : Richard Huish College, Taunton.
Previous School : Minehead Middle School,Minehead.
Born : 7 October 1993.

Connor enjoys playing golf and cricket, claims to have never had a major injury and (perhaps a bigger claim) says he can also play striker! He hopes to become a P.E. teacher following university.

Photograph portrate of James Golby
18 James Golby

Position : Centre Midfield.
CSFA : Somerset County Schools F.A.
School : Millfield School, Somerset.
Previous School : Ravenscourt Park Prep, Hammersmith.
Born : 20 September 1993.

Elite sport runs in the Golby family, as James' brother plays for the Independent Schools' F.A. National U16 team. While James enjoys playing tennis and watching Match of the Day in his spare time, he is focused on pursuing a career in business connected with sport.

Photograph portrate of Andrew Venning
19 Andrew Venning

Position : Centre Midfield / Right Midfield.
CSFA : Somerset County Schools F.A.
School : Bridgwater College, Somerset.
Previous School : Chilton Trinity, Bridgwater.
Born : 19 September 1993.

Andy loves all sports including fishing, rugby and boxing; his best moment in football so far was his goalscoring performance in a 4-3 win over Manchester City. Andy wants to train as a primary school teacher if his career asa professional player doesn't work out.

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20 Ben Mooney

Position : Centre Midfield.
CSFA : Buckinghamshire County Schools F.A..
School : Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury.
Previous School : Longwick C of E, Princes Risborough.
Born : 3 June 1994.

Ben is a handy cricketer and he lists his best sporting achievement as scoring 179 'not out' in a league game. His favourite player is David Silva and he is planning on going to university to study physiotherapy. In his spare time he enjoys watching Frozen Planet and The Inbetweeners.

ESFA Under 18 Staff

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Mr Andy Williams

Position : International Team Manager.

Andy Williams has coached at just about every level of football during his twenty years coaching. He cut his teeth coaching with Liverpool Schools' Primary Representative Team working with the likes of Kevin Nolan and Wayne Rooney before later coaching Merseyside U16s where he worked with David Nugent and Leighton Baines. Andy has also coached at the Liverpool FC Academy for thirteen seasons up until 2008 before moving on to the Liverpool FC Ladies senior side as Assistant Manager and coaching in the newly formed FA Women's Super League.

Andy has been the Headteacher of Moorfield Primary School for the past four and a half years; the school has Gary Taylor-Fletcher of Blackpool FC as a former pupil - he himself played in the 1999 England Schoolboys' U18 International Team winning 5 caps. Apart from becoming the ESFA U'18s International Team Manager, Andy's coaching highlights include winning both the ESFA U16s National Title with Merseyside in 2001 and the Centenary Shield with the England Schoolboys in 2009.

Photograph portrate of Mr Andy Buckingham
Mr Andy Buckingham

Position : Assistant Manager.

Andy teaches at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn. He took over the Assistant Manager job at the start of the season when Andy Williams was promoted to Team Manager.

A UEFA 'A' Licence coach, Andy has been prominent in ESFA coaching activities for a number of years. He is a lead coach at the ESFA Summer Course and manages teams in both county and district level.

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Mr Shaun Hemming

Position : Goalkeeper Coach.

Shaun is a PE Teacher at Kingley College and is a Redditch UEFA A Licence Coach; and an Aston Villa Academy Coach.

Shaun was a apprentice with Coventry City FC and has played for Warwickshire and Worcestershire Schools’ Under 18 and represented Redditch District Schools’ under 14, 15 and 16. He has also represened British Colleges; British Students – World Students 5 a-sides.

This will Shaun's third season as Goalkeeper Coach.

Photograph portrate of Dr Arthur Tabor
Dr Arthur Tabor

Position : Team Doctor.

A retired GP from Hove, Sussex. Club doctor at Brighton when the legendary Brian Clough was the manager. Recruited by the Football Association in the 1980s. Arthur has attended over 400 international matches at all levels. Worked with the ESFA under 15s and under 18s for many years. Arthur’s advice and assistance, particularly on dietary aspects, is priceless.

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Mr Dave Burns

Position : Physiotherapist.

David is Head of College at Aylesbury Vale Academy in Buckinghamshire.

David holds The Football Association Diploma in the Treatment and Management of Injuries. This is The FA's Senior Sports Medicine Award. He has been actively involved with the English Schools' Football Association since 1998.

David has also worked as a Sports' Therapist for the senior youth teams of Charlton Athletic and Gillingham Football Clubs. In addition, David is a Football Association Medical and Safeguarding Children Tutor; a member of the Football Association Society and the Society of Sports' Therapists.

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