England U17 squad confirmed for FA Tournament

Thursday 07 Aug 2014
John Peacock names first squad of the season
England U17s Head Coach John Peacock has named his first squad of the season for The FA International Tournament at the end of August.

The Young Lions welcome Italy, Portugal and Czech Republic for the competition, which pits each nation against the other in a total of six games with the ultimate table-toppers taking home the trophy.

Speaking to TheFA.com, Peacock said: "It’s always a good opportunity to test ourselves against some of the top nations at this age group level and we’re looking forward to it as always.

The FA U17 International Tournament

England, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal 27-31 August 2014
Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Chesterfield, Kidderminster, Tamworth

"This will be the first season in a competitive UEFA tournament for the players and getting used to playing a four-group schedule like this is important in preparing us for the tests ahead."

His side will be in action for the first time on Wednesday 27 August when Czech Republic are the opposition at the Aggborough Stadium in Kidderminster. Two days later, they host Portugal at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield on Friday 29 August before the games are wrapped up on Sunday 31 August when England face Italy at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton.

The matches will be the first Peacock takes charge of for the new campaign, and his first since guiding last season’s U17 squad to European Championship success in May.

The tournament will act as preparation for the First Qualifying Round of this season’s Euros, which take place in Cyprus in October.

The England squad named by Peacock:

Goalkeepers: Aston Oxborough (Norwich City), Paul Woolston (Newcastle United).

Defenders: Jay Da Silva (Chelsea), Cameron Humphreys (Manchester City), Danny Collinge (VFB Stuttgart), Easiah Sulliman (Aston Villa), James John Yates (Everton), Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough).

Midfielders: Adam Philips (Liverpool), Tom Davies (Everton), Jacob Maddox (Chelsea), Callum Gribbin (Manchester United), William Patching (Manchester City), Christopher Willock (Arsenal).

Forwards: Kaylen Hinds (Arsenal), Layton Ndukwu (Leicester City), Jahmal Hector-Ingram (West Ham United), Charlie Wakefield (Chelsea).

Tickets cost £3 for adults and £1.50 for U16s per game and can be purchased through each of the relevant host clubs with further details for group and Charter Standard booking forms are available below.

FA U17s International Tournament

Wednesday 27 August
Portugal  v  Italy, 3pm, Alfreton Town
England v Czech Republic, 7.30pm, Kidderminster Harriers
Tickets via 01562 823931 or info@Harriers.co.uk
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

Friday 29 August
Italy v  Czech Republic, 3pm, Alfreton Town 
England v  Portugal, 7.30pm, Chesterfield
Tickets via 01246 488232 or tickets@chesterfield-fc.co.uk
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

Sunday 31 August
Czech Republic v Portugal , 3pm, Tamworth 
England v  Italy, 3pm at Burton Albion  
Tickets via 01283 565938 or ticketing@burtonalbion.co.uk
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer