Wembley Schoolboys' International 2008

ESFA Crest Wembley Logo Scottish Schools' FA Crest

U18 Schools' International - England v Scotland

Photograph of Wembley Stadium and Arch at the top end of the famous Olympic Way
Close-up of the 1950 England v Scotland International Schoolboy matchday programme cover
Photograph of Wembley Stadium West Stand
Photograph of the famous Wembley Stadium arch over the North Stand.

"THE BOYS ARE BACK" English Schools' International football is back at the new Wembley Stadium.

The first Schools' International fixture to be played at the old “Empire Stadium Wembley” was between England and Scotland on 15th April 1950. A crowd of 53,049 saw a rampant England beat Scotland 8-2.

It is therefore fitting that the first Schools' International fixture to be played at the “new” Wembley Stadium will be a repeat of the 1950 International, where England will once again host Scotland to play in the inaugural fixture for
The Bobby Moore Trophy”.

This Under 18 Centenary Shield Schools' International fixture will be played on :-


ESFA are staging the game with the support of Whole Media Limited. Pre-match entertainment will also be provided.

Photograph of Children playing in football match
Photograph of Angus Deaton and Gordon Ramsey
Photograph of Martin Toal

Pre-match Entertainment

Turnstiles open at 12.00 noon and pre-match entertainment starts at 12.25pm with the Finals of the four ESFA National Primary Competitions.

This will be followed at 2 pm by a celebrity charity match between “English Celebrities” v “Scottish Celebrities”. Both teams will include players from the world of sport, showbiz, politics and broadcasting. The team Captains will be Angus Deayton (Eng) and Gordon Ramsey (Sco).

After taking part in the celebrity charity match world famous Tenor Martin Toal will sing the English Anthem and the McDonald Brothers will sing the Scottish Anthem.

Photograph of Referee Howard Webb
Photograph of Bobby Moore Statue outside Wembley Stadium
Bobby Moore fund logo

Main Event

Under 18 Centenary Shield Schools' International fixture; England v Scotland, to play for the “The Bobby Moore Trophy”. Kick off will be at 3 pm. The match official for this fixture will be Howard Webb, one of England's most respected referees.

At approximately 4.50pm, the winning team will climb the famous Wembley steps to the Royal Box where the captain will be presented with “The Bobby Moore Trophy” by Stephanie Moore MBE, founder of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

The Fund was set up in memory of Stephanie's late husband, England World Cup Hero - Bobby Moore OBE, who died from bowel cancer in 1993, aged 51.

The ESFA is donating 5% of the net proceeds from this event to the Bobby Moore Fund , a charity that helps raise money for research into bowel cancer and public awareness of the disease.

Experience the New Wembley Stadium

The ESFA hopes that all schools/colleges will look to support this venture and make the Association's return to Wembley a great success. The unique family atmosphere of a Schools' International provides the ideal opportunity for children to experience the new Wembley Stadium. So, be it a School outing or a family day out, why not organise your trip today and make it a special day for all to enjoy and remember.


John Read - ESFA Chief Executive

The ESFA is delighted to be returning to Wembley in April. This builds on our rich history of holding English Schools' Football at the national stadium and gives some of this country's most talented young players the unique opportunity to showcase their skills at football's spiritual home.

The opportunity to see the under 11s play on the famous Wembley pitch as well as a star studded line up in the celebrity match and a full schools' international, should not be missed. This is a truly fantastic day out for schools and football fans of all ages - don't miss it!

Under 18 Centenary Shield Schools' International

"The Bobby Moore Trophy"


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