England Under-17s set for Elite Round qualifiers on home soil

Wednesday 17 Feb 2016
The U17s line-up against Germany for their meeting in November

England Under-17s will have home advantage for the UEFA Elite Qualifying Round in Burton, Chesterfield and Leek as they target a spot at this summer’s Euro Finals.

Steve Cooper’s squad will take on Ukraine, Turkey and Finland knowing that finishing top of their four-team group will see them progress to the Finals in Azerbaijan in May. 

UEFA European U17 Championship

Elite Qualifying Round
24-29 March 2016
Burton, Chesterfield, Leek & St. George's Park
Tickets £3 & £1.50  
Click here for fixtures

And a second-place finish could also be good enough depending on how the other qualifying groups progress next month.

Tickets for all three home games are now on sale and first up for England is Turkey at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium at 7pm on Thursday 24 March. 

They then take on Finland at Leek Town’s Harrison Park two days later at 3pm on Saturday 26 March.

And the final match day of the group pits the Young Lions against Ukraine at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium at 7pm on Tuesday 29 March.

England’s U17s head coach, Steve Cooper, said: "The recent Algarve tournament gave the players the chance to play against some top opposition and we're really looking forward to what will be three important games for us. 

The U17s beat Germany in their last home game at Rotherham in November

"To host the Elite round on home turf is always exciting and to get round the country and give young England fans the opportunity to see some of our young players on home soil is really important. This year it falls during the Easter holidays, and hopefully the local fans can come out and support the team."

The remaining group matches between the other three nations will be held at Leek Town and St. George’s Park, with the dates listed below.

Tickets for all England games are just £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions (U16s/OAPs) and are available through each venue via the contact details below.

It is even cheaper via our group booking forms and Charter Standard booking forms for each fixture.

Thursday 24 March
3pm, Ukraine v Finland
Leek Town FC

7pm, England v Turkey
Chesterfield FC
E-mail: tickets@chesterfield-fc.co.uk
Call 01246 269300
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

Saturday 26 March
3pm, England v Finland
Leek Town FC
Call 01538 399278
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

7pm, Turkey v Ukraine
St. George's Park

Tuesday 29 March
7pm, Ukraine v England
Burton Albion FC
Click here to buy tickets
Call 01283 565938
Click here for group booking form
Click here for Charter Standard booking form

7pm, Finland v Turkey
St. George's Park

By Nicholas Veevers