Potential England stars of the future met the stars of the present when Staffordshire Wildcats went along to St George’s Park, near Burton-on-Trent.
England Women have been preparing for their assault on Euro 2017 at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.
Port Vale chief executive Colin Garlick hopes the club can encourage the England’s senior women’s team to use their facilities again in the future.
Vale Park will host the Lionesses’ international friendly against Italy on April 7 (7:45pm kick-off) as part of their preparations for UEFA Euro 2017.
England under-16s manager Dan Micciche believes they would be “silly” not to use what he believes is a “fantastic club” in Leek Town again.
The young Three Lions played in front of a crowd for the first time at Leek’s home stadium, which also hosted England under-17s last March, as they took on Spain on Friday night.
Leek Town Chairman Jon Eeles praises volunteers and staff for hosting England match after death of club secretary
The Town Chairman spoke of his pride saying: “Hosting such a high profile game is difficult enough, but the circumstances on the day regarding the passing of our secretary Brian Wain, made it all the more difficult.
“However, everyone pulled together and there was a real sense of community around the Club, a fitting tribute to Brian and Andy Wain who had put in so much hard work coming up to the game”.
Leek Town assistant manager Paul Donnelly hopes England will return to Harrison Park a third time after the success of England under-16s’ “fantastic” clash with Spain.
Having hosted England’s under-17s last March, the eighth-tier club were the venue for the U16s on Friday night for the young Three Lions’ UEFA Development Tournament tie.
England Under 16s will take on Spain tonight at Leek Town’s Harrison Park as part of their UEFA Development Tournament.
Under-16 internationals are usually played behind closed doors but the Young Lions will enjoy a small crowd as a preparation for next year’s UEFA European U17 Championship.
England manager Gareth Southgate was on hand to officially unveil Burton Albion Community Trust’s new all-weather floodlit pitch this week, alongside Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough.
The new all-weather pitch allows football to be played all-year round, and will be a huge boost for the projected 127 teams that will be using the new facility over the next five years.
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland believes he can push Joe Hart for the number one spot at the European Championships in the summer.
Butland has been an ever present in the Stoke team in the Premier League this season, keeping a clean sheet in 10 of his 30 games.
Stoke City goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of England’s ’66 win in the World Cup at a black-tie event.
The footballing icon will be reuniting with his old England teammates Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters, George Cohen and Norman Hunter in an evening honouring the players.