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National Call-up for Football Boys

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Two Year 11 boys, Luke Eccles and James Beardsworth, have been selected for the national U16s' Independent Schools' Football Association (ISFA) team.

The two boys have made it into the England squad which comprises the best players from the country's independent schools. Initially they represented the North of England ISFA team in a number of trial games, where they beat Bolton Wanderers' Academy 4-3 and the South of England ISFA team 2-1, whilst losing out 4-3 to Leicestershire Schools.  Excellent performances from the lads saw them selected for the national side. 

The boys' first game was against Shropshire Schools, which they won 6-2. Luke played at centre-half and James played on the left of midfield, even though he is really a striker.

The boys are now looking forward to a tour of Portugal with the England team.



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Luke and James

Luke and James will play in a series of games for the national ISFA team before they jet off to Portugal