MANCHESTER UNITED INVITATION FOR ISFA
ISFA is very pleased to announce that Manchester United Academy have once again invited the ISFA U15 Team to take part in a four-team, one day tournament at their Aon Training Centre in Carrington on Saturday 16th May. ISFA will play against Manchester United and two other Academy teams, to be named. The selected squad will meet up for training the previous evening, 15th May.
Please note that this tournament is "behind closed doors" so no spectators will be permitted.
ISFA will be restricted to a 16 man squad for this tournament. The Squad will be selected following the April Camp at Nottingham University (7th-8th April)
ONE WIN, ONE DEFEAT FOR ISFA U15 AT ST. GEORGE'S PARK
Monday 15th December 2014
ISFA 3 LEICESTER CITY F.C 1
ISFA started well against Leicester City when Archie Harker converted a penalty early on. Luca Page then doubled ISFAs lead when he coolly finished off when one on one with the goal keeper. The third ISFA goal was a routine header at the back post from a corner and rounded off a great win for the side.
Tuesday 16th December 2014
ISFA 1 WATFORD 7
Watford went ahead within 10 minutes after their striker passed ISFA defenders and slotted home. The away team enjoyed some early pressure and soon doubled their lead and got a third from a corner. ISFA were matching Watford’s possession, but could not establish too many clear cut chances. Watford went into the break four goals to the good. After the re-start, ISFA got goal back through Luca Page’s well taken finish. Watford took their chances and added a further three goals to their tally before the end of the game. This was played on the Sir Alf Ramsey full size indoor pitch at St. George's Park
SUMMER CAMP AT HARROW
The new ISFA season began with matches against Leyton Orient in July at Harrow School.
With a large squad and a lack of full fitness after the summer lay-off, all the players played in both of the matches
ISFA U15 v. LEYTON ORIENT
ISFA kicked off proceedings against a young Leyton Orient side, playing good football, trying to play out from the back whenever possible. Both teams settled into the game and began to play a more passing style of football with chances being created at both ends. All boys tried to adapt to what they had learnt in the morning session with the defence showing good shape, the midfield controlling the games outnumbering the opposition and the strikers working hard to create width and options in attack.
Goals came from Joe Crolla, James Parton, Freddie Christian, Will trew, Tom Clark and Josh Wilkinson (2).
ISFA U15 v. WATFORD
Watford fielded a very strong side, including a number of U16players in preparation for the upcoming Milk Cup tournament in Northern Ireland. In a match of three “thirds”, ISFA held their own in the first third, going down by just one goal and repeated the feat for much of the second third before tiredness began to become a factor and, in the final third, Watford ran out comfortable winners.
ISFA U18 & U16 Tour
ISFA U15 & U14
Sun 26th Apr
England Independent Schools v.
Scotland Independent Schools
(Nantwich Town FC, 2.00)
Thurs 30th Apr
ISFA U16 Shield Final
Harrodian v. St. Bede's College
(Quorn FC, 6.00)
Sat 16th May
ISFA U15 at
Manchester United Tournament
(Aon Training Centre, Carrington)