England U17s to begin campaign with SGP Tournament

Wednesday 29 Jul 2015
The tournament is taking place at St. George's Park
England U17s will get their campaign under way next month by hosting Italy, Portugal and Turkey at the annual St. George’s Park Tournament.

Under the charge of new head coach Steve Cooper, the Young Lions will start their preparations for a renewed European Championship challenge with three games at venues in the Midlands and all four nations based at the National Football Centre near Burton.

St. George's Park Tournament

England, Italy, Portugal, Turkey
26-30 August 2015
Buck's Head Stadium, Telford
Banks's Stadium, Walsall
Pirelli Stadium, Burton
St. George's Park, Burton

They will take on Italy at AFC Telford United’s New Buck’s Head Stadium on Wednesday 26 August, before Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium plays host to England’s game with Turkey two days later.

And the Tournament’s final games take place on Sunday 30 August, with England facing Portugal at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.

Ironically, Cooper’s squad will be facing Portugal again in the first qualifying round of the Euros in October, as the road to next summer’s Euro Finals in Azerbaijan begins.

The two nations were drawn alongside each other, plus San Marino and Armenia in Group 9, with the fixtures being hosted in Portugal between 29 September and 4 October, with the top two of the four teams progressing to next year’s Elite Qualifying Round.

Tickets for all three England games in the SGP Tournament cost just £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions from the hosting clubs.

It is just 50p per ticket for groups of 15 and over and FA Charter Standard clubs, with the relevant forms available to download below.

The non-England games take place at St. George’s Park and are not open to the public.

Wednesday 26 August

3pm, Turkey v Portugal, St. George's Park
7pm, England v Italy, Buck's Head Stadium, AFC Telford
Click here for Group Booking Form
Click here for Charter Standard Booking Form

Friday 28 August

3pm, Portugal v Italy, St. George's Park
7pm, England v Turkey, Banks's Stadium, Walsall FC
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Click here for Charter Standard Booking Form

Sunday 30 August

3pm, Italy v Turkey, St. George's Park
3pm, England v Portugal, Pirelli Stadium, Burton Albion FC
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Click here for Charter Standard Booking Form

By Nicholas Veevers