ESFA U15 Girls England Squad Get Kitted Out This Weekend

Friday 10 February 2017By ESFA Office

Last Updated:
27/02/2017 17:52:15

The last 2016-17 trialists at Stafford Town before the final 16 were picked

The ESFA Girls’ U15 England squad attend their first training camp at Lilleshall National Sports Centre this weekend.

The ESFA Girls’ U15 squad was named back in December following a National trials process, which saw around 200 schoolgirls from across England take part. The final 16 girls, each nominated by their local County Schools’ FA will be defending the ESFA U15 Girls’ title as Champions in the Home Nations’ Bob Docherty Trophy, which takes place from the 9 – 12 April in Dublin.

The next step for them on their exciting journey to represent their Country this season, sees them visit Lilleshall National Sports Centre this weekend for their kit presentation, courtesy of our partners Pendle and a training schedule that will start to equip them for the journey ahead. You can now view and purchase replica ESFA England kit items from their online shop!

Lilleshall NSC awaits the ESFA U15 Squad this weekend

The Team have another training camp scheduled before they head to Dublin in April where, courtesy of our partners, Inspiresport, they will be travelling to Portugal for a five day warm weather training experience! The girls will then play a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on 12 March before heading back over to the Emerald Isle the following month.

2013-14 players Georgia Stanway, Ellie Brazil and Alessia Russo have been highly successful since playing for the ESFA

The ESFA U15 Girls’ programme has seen some past players go on to be incredibly successful with their footballing careers, Georgia Stanway who represented England for the ESFA in both 2013 and 2014. In the last year, Georgia was nominated and shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award and has recently been signed professionally by Manchester City. As well as Stanway, there have been other successes for former ESFA Girls’; her teammates Ellie Brazil and Alessia Russo have both furthered their footballing careers with Russo now playing for Brighton & Hove and 2016 squad member, Maya Le Tissier has just recently been awarded the Rising Star prize at the 2016 Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards.

We wish our 2016-17 squad all the very best of luck with their matches this season and hope that they find their training experiences both valuable and enjoyable! You can follow their progress by following @SchoolsFootball on Twitter.