13 Nov 2010

ESFA Under 18 Squad 2007-2008

England Schoolboys' Under 18 Squad

England Schoolboys' Under 18 Squad :: 2007-2008

ESFA Under 18 Squad Members

By John Read, ESFA Chief Executive

The players selected for the England Squad for the forthcoming programme of international matches which culminates with the game at Wembley are :-

CSFA :: County Schools' Football Association

Photograph portrate of Ben Lewis

Position : Goalkeeper
CSFA : Somerset
School : Millfield School, Street.
Previous School : Puriton Primary School.
Born : 2nd May 1990, Taunton.

Although studying Economics and Law he still has a desire to be in football when he leaves school. Ben is a goalkeeper but has dreams of playing in midfield. Listens to 'Maroon 5'.

Photograph portrate of ASHLEY ULPH

Position : Defender
CSFA : Kent.
School : Maidstone Boys' Grammar School.
Previous School : Ryarsh County Primary School.
Born : 11th April 1990, Maidstone.

Kent under 18 player of the season in 2006-2007. Can defend across the back line but prefers being wide on the right or left. Plays cricket and golf. With a nickname of 'Butch' we had all better be wary!

Photograph portrate of ALEXANDER DUFFY

Position : Defender
CSFA : Gloucestershire.
School : Hartpury College.
Previous School : Chalfont St Peter C of E, Gerrards Cross.
Born : 21st February 1990, High Wycombe.

A left back who is often seen raiding down the left wing. Sports Psychology after university is the plan if football coaching does not work out. Watches 'Friends' and listens to 'Jay-Z'. Shares his favourite player nomination with the ESFA Chief Executive; Dimitar Berbatov.

Photograph portrate of CHRISTOPHER SMALLING

Position : Defender
CSFA : Kent.
School : Chatham Grammar School.
Previous School : Ridge Meadow School Chatham.
Born : 22nd November 1989, Greenwich.

A dominant centre back that does not need any encouragement to head up front and beat his strikers to the ball. He is a gold medalist in Judo, so the opposition needs to watch their step! Favourite TV shows; 'Family Guy' and 'Hustle'.

Photograph portrate of AARON MARTIN

Position : Defender
CSFA : Hampshire.
School : Itchin College.
Previous School : Heathfield School.
Born : 29th September 1989, Newport, Isle of Wight.

"Spud", as his friends call him, can play anywhere along the back line but prefers to play in a central position. Instrumental in making both the goals in the recent defeat of Australia. He hopes to study Psychology in Sport at university when he leaves college. Another fan of 'Match of the Day' and '50 Cent'.

Photograph portrate of JACK THORLEY

Position : Defender
CSFA : Staffordshire.
School : Stafford Grammar School.
Previous School : Christchurch Middle School, Stone.
Born : 5th April 1990, Stoke-on Trent.

'JT' (does he play for Chelsea?) plays as his namesake does in the centre of the defence, although he has been known to turn out at left back. 'Man of the Match' at the recent Australia International. He hopes to continue his education by reading Natural Sciences at either Cambridge or Bath University. Listens to 'The Courteeners' and watches 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks'.

Photograph portrate of CALLUM RILEY

Position : Midfielder
CSFA : Leicestershire.
School : Lutterworth Grammar School.
Previous School : Sherries Primary School, Lutterworth.
Born : 13th February 1990, Rugby.

Although generally a right winger he can play anywhere in midfield or in attack. A place at university to study Media Studies is Callum's preferred route on leaving school. As well as football and athletics he enjoys the NFL. Watches 'Scrubs' and listens to 'The Killers'.

Photograph portrate of MATTHEW BLOOR

Position : Midfielder and Captain
CSFA : Humberside.
School : South Hunsley School, Hull.
Previous School : South Cave C of E Primary.
Born : 28th February 1990, Beverley East Yorkshire.

A possible place at university to study Sports Exercise and Therapy followed by a career as a Therapist. He captained the international side in the recent match against Australia. Matty lists golf as a hobby so he should get on with the Chairman of Selectors this year. If we loose them both, we know where they'll be!

Photograph portrate of HARRY HAMBLETON

Position : Striker
CSFA : West Midlands.
School : King Edward VI Five Ways School, Bartley Green.
Previous School : The Knoll School, Kidderminster.
Born : 24th May 1990, Birmingham.

After university studying medicine, Harry wants to qualify as a Doctor. A free scoring centre forward who can play on the right of midfield. Is also a county cricket cap having played for Worcestershire.

Photograph portrate of TOM SIDDONS

Position : Striker
CSFA : Lincolnshire.
School : Carres Grammar School, Sleaford.
Previous School : Welbourne Primary School, Lincoln.
Born : 27th July 1990, Northampton.

A future lawyer who claims his favourite player is Christiano Renaldo. I wonder what judgment he would make over his favourite players actions in the last World Cup! Scored the first international goal of the season for England against Australia. Tom enjoys a number of other sports and by the long list of favourites he spends much of his time listening to music.

Photograph portrate of LUCAS PICKETT

Position : Midfielder
CSFA : Hampshire.
School : Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke.
Previous School : Four Lanes School, Basingstoke.
Born : 26th December 1989, Isleworth.

Although wishing to get to university, Lucas is not sure in which direction life will take him after education. A central midfield player but also comfortable anywhere on the left hand side. Enjoys 'Match of the Day' and 'My Wife and Kids'.

Photograph portrate of LUKE COLES

Position : Defender
CSFA : Devon.
School : Exeter College.
Previous School : Alphington Combined School, Exeter.
Born : 28th November 1989, Exeter.

If Luke does not make it as a professional footballer he would like to attend university. Prefers to play right back but as he is able to kick with both feet is comfortable at left back as well. A fan of 'Match of the Day' and 'Friends'.

Photograph portrate of JONATHAN WEBB

Position : Defender / Midfielder
CSFA : North Yorkshire.
School : St Aidan High School, Harrogate.
Previous School : Crossley Street Primary School, Wetherby.
Born : 5th January 1990, Harrogate.

A central defender or in central midfield, Jonny hopes to take up Business Studies at university once he has left School. He says that Newcastle Town's ground is his favourite. Will it still be after April 2008? A fan of 'Jay-Z' and 'Kasabian'.

Photograph portrate of TOM GRICE

Position : Midfielder
CSFA : Merseyside.
School : Liverpool Community College.
Previous School : St Paul's Junior School, Liverpool.
Born : 2nd February 1990, Liverpool.

With an address on Merseyside he could only be a red or a blue, but as he states that both Goodison and Anfield are his favourite grounds, which one is it? He scored the second goal in the recent 2-0 defeat of Australia at the New Meadow, Shrewsbury Town FC. Tom would like to be a sports coach on leaving university.

Photograph portrate of JASON HAWES

Position : Midfielder
CSFA : Kent.
School : Ravens Wood School, Bromley.
Previous School : Crofton School, Petts Wood.
Born : 3rd August 1990, Farnborough (Kent).

A midfield player who also likes the white stuff and is a keen skier. After university he hopes to join the ranks of the teaching profession as a Physical Education teacher. Jason likes playing at Selhurst Park. 'The X Factor' and 'The Office' keep him busy when not playing or training.

Photograph portrate of JAMES WANNELL

Position : Goalkeeper
CSFA : Devon.
School : Exeter College.
Previous School : Bradley Barton Primary School, Newton Abbot and Teign School.
Born : 28th January 1990, Torquay.

Why do all Goalkeepers fancy themselves as centre forwards? James is another student from Exeter College and played in the Devon Under 16 County Final at Ewood Park in 2006. 'Top Gear' and 'Oasis' are mentioned in his list of favourite programmes / bands.

Photograph portrate of IYIOLA AWOSIKA

Position : Midfielder / Striker
CSFA : Buckinghamshire.
School : Aylesbury Grammar School.
Previous School : Kingsgate Primary School.
Born : 25 January 1990, Harlesden, North London.

Hopefully off to university in the USA after this season and a qualification as a Business Lawyer. Easy to please on the music front, liking most things that are around at the moment and prefers the cinema to TV. Another centre forward who can play in midfield.

Photograph portrate of TAYLOR MORGAN

Position : Midfielder / Striker
CSFA : Hampshire.
School : Taunton's College, Southampton.
Previous School : Herme Junior School, Petersfield.
Born : 21st October 1990, Petersfield, Hampshire.

It is 'Big Brother' and 'Friends' that keep Taylor interested in the TV. After university a job as a sports psychologist beckons. A versatile player who can play across the front line and also in midfield, although preferably a centre forward.

Photograph portrate of Ben Lewis

Position : Striker
CSFA : Bedfordshire.
School : Bedford College.
Previous School : Lealands High School and Sundon Park Junior School, Luton.
Born : 14th March 1991, Luton.

A centre forward who also fancies himself as a tennis and badminton player. Danny hopes for a future in football after going to university. Studying Business studies at college he is an avid watcher of 'Match of the Day' and 'Soccer AM'.

Photograph portrate of Ben Lewis

Position : Midfielder
CSFA : Nottinghamshire.
School : Castle College, Nottingham.
Previous School : Carrington Primary School.
Born : 14th January 1990, Nottingham.

A midfield player who can play across the park rates the City Ground at Nottingham as the best ground he has played on. Hopeful of a future career in football. He enjoys listening to 'Kano'.

ESFA Under 18 Staff

Photograph portrate of John Read

Position : ESFA Chief Executive.

Photograph portrate of Gerry Smith

Position : ESFA Chairman.

Photograph portrate of Tony Martin

Position : Team Manager.

Photograph portrate of Phil Nardiello

Position : Assistant Team Manager.

Photograph portrate of Alan Thompson

Position : Goalkeeper Coach.

Photograph portrate of Mike Hewitt

Position : Physiotherapist.

Photograph portrate of Dr Arthur Tabor

Position : Team Doctor.


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