The Berks & Bucks FA U18 Representative Team kick-off their season this Sunday with an FA County Youth Cup Fixture against Middlesex FA in Uxbridge at 1pm. (Uxbridge FC, Horton Road, Middlesex, UB7 8HX)
Following successful trials and scouting in the summer the existing U18 side that reached the quarter finals of the competition last season, losing to eventual winners Manchester FA, has been bolstered by some exciting new additions including some players who have progressed from the U16 squad.
The squad announcement for this weekends game is as follows:
Joe Whiter JMA
Fred Chapman Maidenhead United
Lesley Dhuru Kinetic
Charlie Wheeler Wokingham & Emmbrook
Luke Wayborn Bracknell Town
George Gilmore Didcot Town
Matt Mihell Bracknell Town
Jayden Moore Burnham
Ben Mulley Cox Green academy
Josh Harris Wokingham & Emmbrook
Harvey Pope JMA
Gabriel George Bracknell Town
Zayd Fahim Chalfont St Peter
Josh Elms Eastleigh
Bradley Farren Bracknell Town
Ollie Allen JMA
Lucias Vine Eastleigh
With a long season ahead for both the U18 and U16 sides, those players who weren't successful at the initial trials have all been informed that they are on a retained list throughout the season and could be called up at any time. The management team, led by Aaron Steadman and who work in youth football locally will also be scouting players throughout the season.
U16 start with a win
The U16 Representative Squad got off to winning ways in their first game of the season last week in the South and West Counties Championship (SWCC) as they sealed a 1-0 at home against Devon FA.
The squad for that match was;
Timmy Mungall Kai Hobbs Danny Walden Sam Evans
Charlie Pearson Benjamin Squires George Bowden Jack Penton
Josh Smith Marko Borkovic Ethan Simons John Murtagh
Freddie Watson Josh Oliver Ethan Light Kayne Connor
The U18s take on Gloucestershire FA on Sunday 10th Nov 19 at 2pm in the SWCC at Oaklands Park Stadium, Gloucester Road, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG
For the U16s they face a home a home time in the SWCC against Somerset FA on Sunday 24th November - details TBC.