Beeston’s Lucas Ward (on ball) and Gareth Griffiths representing England against Scotland. Photo c/o Andy Smith

After a fantastic four days of Futures Cup action at Oaklands College, the England coaches have undertaken the difficult task of selecting players to be taken forward for the Under 16 and Under 18 national training squad. 

432 athletes represented the 24 teams at the Futures Cup and the standard was extremely high. Spectators were treated to an abundance of goals, saves and plenty of drama as the brightest young talent stood toe to toe in pursuit of glory and their chance to realise their dream of representing their country.

Congratulations to the following seven Beeston juniors who have been selected for the England age-group squads following the Futures Cup 2016.

England Boys U16

George O’Brien

Toby Stanley

England U16 Girls

Lunjika Nyirenda

England Boys U18

Gareth Griffiths

Lucas Ward

England Girls U18

Nicole Bowen

Maddie Pearce