Sky Sports Victory Shield
England U16s v Scotland U16s
Thursday 20 November KO 8pm
Tickets available from 01935 847888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
England U16s final match in this season’s Sky Sports Victory Shield, against holders Scotland, will take place at Huish Park, home to Yeovil Town.
The Young Lions begin their campaign with away trips to Wales and Northern Ireland before hosting the Auld Enemy in Somerset.
England’s last Victory Shield match to be played at Yeovil was in 2009 when Nathan Redmond and Tyler Blackett helped their country beat Wales 1-0.
Huish Park hosted an England U18s game against Holland in 2007. Daniel Sturridge was the star of the show, scoring twice in a 4-1 win in front of a crowd of over 8,000.
The main purpose of the Victory Shield is to give a broad range of players a taste of international football.
England played their first schoolboy international at Walsall’s old Fellows Park ground in 1907, beating Wales 3-1. Four years later the first match with Scotland was played at St James’ Park, Newcastle, and ended in a 1-1 draw.
Former U16 internationals include Danny Welbeck, Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Jack Butland and Jonjo Shelvey.
Tickets are priced at £3 adults and £1 children/oap.
Group bookings – If group is of 15 or more tickets are priced at 50p per person but have to be booked in advance.