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HOW TO GET INVOLVED - BOYS

Information for players, parents and schools

In order to participate in the ISFA Representative Programme, players must be attending an ISFA Member School

Under-13 (Year 8)

There are nine regional representative teams at this age group.  Trials are held in the Autumn and Spring Terms and all nine regions attend the ISFA U13 Regional Representative Festival in late March/early April each year.

Different regions hold their Trials at different times.  Nominations must be made by the school and not by parents.  ISFA Member School wishing to nominate should do so be contacting the regional coach.  

Under-14 (Year 9)

A large number of boys are involved in the ISFA programme at this age group.  The first selection of around 50-60 boys is made following the ISFA U13 Regional Representative Festival, held in March/April of the U13 Year. 

However, outstanding players who do not attend this Festival can still be nominated by ISFA Member Schools at any time between April in Year 8 and April in Year 9 and will be invited to attend a trial around Easter time. 

ISFA Member Schools wishing to nominate players should do so by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., giving the player(s) name, age and parents’ e-mail contact details.

Under-15 (Year 10)

A Squad of 30 players is selected at the end of the Summer Holidays prior to the start of the Under-15 year.  Players wishing to be considered for selection will need to have attended at least some of the camps held during the previous 18 months or the trial at the end of the U14 year.

Under-16 (Year 11)

For the 2018/19 season:  At U16 level a reselection process, separate from anything that has occurred at U15 level and below, will take place at the start of Year 11. ISFA Member Schools will be sent invites to nominate players on September 1st. If any School has not received this invite wishes to nominate, they should please contact either Adam Henson in the North (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Adam Lowe in the South (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

PLEASE NOTE: This is a reselection process. It is important that schools renominate players who have already been involved at U15 and U14 levels if they wish to be reconsidered for selection.

There will be a North Trial and a South Trial in late September or October. Following the North v. South match in late November/early December, the Full ISFA Team will be selected.

For the 2019/20 season:  A Squad is selected at the end of the Under-15 year.  However, outstanding players who have not been involved in the ISFA Representative Programme before can still be nominated by ISFA Member Schools before September.  These nominations should be sent to Adam Lowe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) where they will be considered on an individual basis.

Under-17 (Year 12)

A reselection process, separate from anything that has previously taken place at U16 level, will take place. ISFA Member Schools will be invited to nominate on September 1st. The regional contacts for this age group are either Steve Wilderspin in the North (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jono Santry in the South (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

PLEASE NOTE: This is a reselection process. It is important that schools renominate players who have already been involved at U16 and U15 levels if they wish to be reconsidered for selection.

There will be a North Trial and a South Trial in late September or October. Following a final national trial match in late November/early December, the Full ISFA Team will be selected.

Under-18 (Years 12 and 13)

ISFA Under-18 teams are selected from two age groups. Players in Years 12 and 13 are eligible.

A Squad will be selected at the end of the Under-17 year and after the Under-17 trials in September. However, outstanding players who have not been involved in the ISFA Representative Programme before can still be nominated by ISFA Member Schools before September 1st.  These nominations should be sent to Steve Wilderspin in the North (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jono Santry in the South (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) where they will be considered on an individual basis. 

There will be friendly fixtures for the squad between September and November before the Full ISFA Team will be selected.

 

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