The 2016 U13 Regional Representative Festival took place between Saturday 1st and Monday 3rd April 2017. Once again Shrewsbury School produced truly magnificent facilities, with pitches presented to the Premier League quality, and a combination of wonderful spring weather and first class food and refreshments made this a memorable three days for involved.
28 matches were played over the three days, with all eight teams playing each other but purely in festival format. There was no tournament and no overall winners and all 145 boys in attendance had plenty of opportunity to play a large amount of football without the coaches feeling under pressure always to field their strongest line-ups.
On the Final morning 3 teams were selected for a Final Trial, which was played to a remarkably high standard given how tired the boys must have been at that stage. A Squad of around 36 players will be selected to represent the National ISFA Team at Under-14 level at events in the Summer, along with a group of reserves who are likely to be invited to remain involved during the course of Season 2017-18.
and the Trials . . .
Further photographs of the Festival can be obtained from RWT Photography at www.rwt-photography.co.uk or by ringing 01733 204445.
The following regions were in attendance:
Sun 5th Mar
ISFA U11 South-West
Thurs 9th Mar
ISFA U11 North-West
(Old Boltonians FC)
Sat 18th Mar
ISFA U11 South-East (Spring)
(John Lyon School)
ISFA U13 Regional
Wed 10th May
ISFA U11 Seven-a-Side Tournament
(St. George's Park)