ECFA men’s and women’s national teams selected for 2019/20
Following a very competitive two-phase trials process, we are happy to announce the men’s and women’s players selected for the England Colleges National Teams for 2019/20.
More than 300 players in total were nominated for the national team, which had to be whittled down to a squad of 26 players each for the men’s and women’s squads.
Congratulations to all the players who have been selected, it is a great achievement and we hope they enjoy the experience.
Thank you to the students, coaches, parents, clubs and friends who have supported and all the college staff for their efforts in getting students to trials.
Thanks also to the colleges who hosted trials: Bishop Burton College, Newcastle Stafford Colleges Group, Oaklands College, SGS College and Hartpury College.
Future Elite Sports are once again the Official Partner and Funder of the England Colleges National Teams, providing essential sponsorship which enables the programme to run. This year players will also be equipped with wearable PlayerTek technology provided by our partners at Catapult Sports.
Men’s Programme Manager – Simon East
Men’s Head Coach – Darin Killpartrick
Men’s Assistant Coach – Andy Jones (new for 2019/20)
Men’s Talent ID – Chris Todd
Men’s Goalkeeper Coach – Ben Severn
Men’s Team Analyst – Max Gray
Men’s Team Physio – Alice Rollinson
Women’s Head Coach – Keith Boanas
Women’s Assistant Coach – Natalie Haigh
Women’s Goalkeeper Coach – Vicky Wright (new for 2019/20)
Women’s Team Physio – Becky Mayo
The first fixture is a friendly in Slough on Sunday 24 November followed by a training camp at St George’s Park on 11 and 12 December, where the men’s and women’s sides will take on the Independent Schools FA.
Visit the @ECFA12 twitter page for more reaction from colleges