SCSFA U15s v Hampshire May 2024

SCSFA sides closing in on making history

SUFFOLK County Schools’ FA are closing in on making history.

SUFFOLK County Schools’ FA are closing in on making history.

The Boys’ Under-15 and Under-16 sides are both playing in finals this week after winning their respective semi-finals last month.

The Boys’ U15 side will face Essex at AFC Sudbury on Tuesday, while the Boys’ U16 side are away to Sussex at Dorking FC on Saturday.

Three Suffolk sides reached their respective semi-finals last month - the first time Suffolk have had more than one team progress to the last four of their competitions in the same season.

While the Boys’ U15 and U16 sides made it through to their finals, the Girls’ U16 side went down 3-0 away to Sussex.

SCSFA Chair Robert Peace said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Suffolk with the U15 and U16 boys close to making history for the county.

“I am very proud of the achievements of the players and coaches of the two teams and their accomplishments should be held in the highest regard.

“I am looking forward to both finals and hope they continue the form and performances that got them to the finals and the excitement of potentially bringing South-East England Schools’ FA winners’ trophies back to Suffolk.”  

SCSFA U16 v Kent May 2024

The Suffolk Schools' FA Under-16 side are pictured above before their semi-final match versus Kent. Main photograph: The Suffolk Schools' FA Under-15 side pictured after their semi-final tie away to Hampshire

The Boys’ U15 side, who are managed by Owen Hammond and Sam Burman, booked their place in the final courtesy of a 1-0 win away to Hampshire. Kieran Langley scored the only goal of the game.

They now take on Essex in the SEESFA London Cup Final on Tuesday evening at AFC Sudbury, kick-off 7.30pm.

Entrance to the match is free, but there will be a donation bucket for spectators to contribute towards the cost of SCSFA putting on the match.

SCSFA U15 squad: Aiden King, Archie Hubert, Ethan Rogers, George Brightman, Harvey Ness, Jack Beresford, Jahjah Straw, Keagan Hoque, Kieran Langley, Leo Finlinson, Liam Shaw, Luke Ruggles, Nathaniel Copping, Riley Dennett, Stanley Hamilton Horne, William Pearce.

The Boys’ U16 side will compete for the SEESFA L.C. Hill Cup versus Sussex at Dorking FC, even though Dorking is in Surrey, on Saturday, kick-off 1.30pm.

The squad, who are managed by Shane Leeks and Mark Arnold, earned their place in the final thanks to a 1-0 victory over Kent, Rocco Leeks scoring the winning goal.

SCSFA U16 squad: Callum Arnold, Zac Tuvey, Toby John, Mason Smith, Laurie Higgs, Alex Cooper, Finley Hopkins, Matt Francis, Josh King, Illias Zachariou, Talan Fullilove, Casey Lockwood, Ben Roberts, Rocco Leeks, Flynn Bobby, Kian Chubb.


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