ISFA UNDER-15 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

FIXTURES ANNOUNCED FOR MANCHESTER UNITED TOURNAMENT

The fixtures have been announced for the Manchester United Tournament on 14th May:

11,00 am
Manchester United v. ISFA
Aston Villa v. Liverpool

12.15 pm
Manchester United v. Aston Villa
Liverpool v. ISFA

2.15 pm
Manchester United v. Liverpool
Aston Villa v. ISFA

SQUAD SELECTED FOR MANCHESTER UNITED TOURNAMENT

The following players are invited to represent ISFA in a four-team tournament, involving Manchester United, ISFA and two other Academy teams, on Saturday 14th May at the Aon Training Centre, Carrington (Manchester United's training ground).  Each team will play 3 shortened matches during the day.

Further information will be sent to all players in due course.  However, players will be asked to report for a training session in Manchester in the late afternoon of Friday 13th in order to prepare for this tournament.  Overnight accommodation has been arranged at the Mercure Bowdon Hotel in Altrincham.  In view of the prestigious nature of the tournament, it is hoped that schools will be understanding in releasing players on this occasion.

ISFA is honoured and delighted to be invited by Manchester United to participate in this competition once again.  However, it is their tournament and, in accepting, we agree to abide by the conditions set out by Manchester United.  One of these that parents are not permitted to attend.  Parents are asked to respect this condition and not to embarrass ISFA by approaching Manchester United for special permission.  If this condition is not acceptable to any parents, then unfortunately it will not be possible for your son to represent ISFA on this occasion.

The players invited to represent ISFA are as follows:

Sam Arbuckle (Alleyn's)
Joe Berks (Denstone)
Will Betts (Clayesmore)
Matthew Bowman (Scarborough College)
Charles Clayden (Brentwood)
Alex Clayton (AKS Lytham)
Will Gibbons (Wolverhampton GS)
Shaun-Chris Joash (Hampton)
Seb Marsi (Bury GS)
George Maxwell (Hampton)
Gabriel McGill (St. Peter's, York)
Luke Merrill (Manchester GS)
Tommy Redhead (Chigwell)
Pieter Stein (Millfield)
Stuart Williams (Shebbear College)
Zach Wood (Alleyn's)

RESERVES
(will be invited to attend in the event of withdrawals)
Harry Gardner (Millfield)
Ben Le Rougetel (MIllfield)
Will Coate (Millfield)
Lekan Olangunju (City of London)

SCOTLAND TOUR

Thursday 7th April
CELTIC 5 ISFA U15 2

Facing an impressive Celtic line-up, who were very comfortable in possession of the ball, ISFA did well to end the first period just one goal in arrears. The tireless Joe Berks halved what had become a two goals deficit with a fine shot ten minutes into the second period, but a couple of defensive errors enabled Celtic  to pull away to a 4-1 lead before Matthew Bowman scored ISFA'S second goal. No further addition to the scoreline seemed likely until a late break-out from Celtic produced a four on one advantage and a fifth goal was harshly conceded. April

Wednesday 6th April
HIBERNIAN 0 ISFA U15 9

Showing no I'll-effects from a long journey, the ISFA boys pressed hard from the office and it wasn't long before Gabriel Magill had grabbed the first of his thre goals. The quick transfer of the ball and interchange of players was too much for the Hibernian team to handle and further goals followed at regular intervals with William Gibbons also collecting a hat-trick. Buoyant, the squad looks forward to tomorrow's challenge against Celtic.

ST. GEORGE'S PARK - DECEMBER 2015

Tuesday 15th December
ISFA U15 4 BIRMINGHAM CITY FC 0
(FA National Football Centre, St. George's Park, 2.00)

ISFA U15s showed great skill and character to take away a convincing 4 – 0 win against a well drilled Birmingham City side. In the indoor 3G surface at the National Football Centre the ISFA Boys started well and created many opportunities before Gabriel McGill gave ISFA a deserved lead. A low cross from Charles Clayden was well converted at the near post again by McGill and 2 more goals were added for ISFA as the game wore on. A fantastically spirted performance over the 2 days of the camps from all the boys.

Monday 14th December
ISFA U15 1 LEICESTER CITY FC 2
(FA National Football Centre, St. George's Park, 6.00)

ISFA started brilliantly against a strong Leicester City side and the score was 0 – 0 at half time. Both teams enjoyed spells of possession and opportunities to take the lead but could not quite capitalise. ISFA went 1 – 0 ahead just after the break through Gabriel McGill before Leicester quickly equalised. Leicester got the winner towards to end of the match to round off an entertaining end to end fixture.

The following boys attended the camp.

SUMMER CAMP AT HARROW SCHOOL

Saturday 15th August

ISFA U15A 2 Crystal Palace 4

Despite an equaliser from Joe Berks, ISFA still found themselves trailing 3-1 at half-time.  Strong combination work between Seb Marsi and Gabriel Mcgill enabled Marsi to pull one goal back before tired legs were punished in the game's final quarter.

ISFA U15B 3 Crystal Palace 4

Early goals from ISFA debutant, Cameron Smith, David Chiana, and Aidan Procter, who latched onto a superb pass inside his full-back from another ISFA debutant, Ethan Pizano, enabled ISFA to reach half time 3-1 to the good. A strengthening of personnel saw ISFA concede three quick goals to go down by the odd goal in seven.

 

 

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4th-8th Apr
ISFA U18 & U16
Tour to Spain

6th-8th Apr
ISFA U15 & U14
Tour to Scotland

Thurs 28th Apr
ISFA U16 Shield Final
Bournemouth Collegiate School
v. Priory
(Quorn FC, 6.00)

Sun 8th May
Scotland Independent Schools v.
England Independent Schools
(Stenhousemuir FC)

Sat 14th May
ISFA U15 at
Manchester United Tournament
(Aon Training Centre)