U17 Reduced Squad Announcement

Thanks for all the commitment shown on first phase of preparation for Project 2014.

I am very pleased in having over 30 players in continuing assessment on the National Training, with a large number of these players having also been assessed in December trip and/or Christmas Camp.

I would like all of you to be aware that as well as selecting players based on 6 main areas of the game below, I always look at the best combination to make a competitive England team:
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The players born in 1998 not selected for the Reduced Squad should carry on their training to either continue their development and/or be part of the preparation process for the Under 20 squad over the next 3 years, by attending Level 5 on Saturday session at National Training up to September, then moving to the Under 20 session on Sunday.

The players born in 1999 not selected for the Reduced Squad must carry on attending National Training if they want to be considered for Project 2015.

All the players not selected for the Reduced Squad will become reserve players as long they carry on training. This is in case of injury, discipline issues, etc because a player (s) will be replaced.

Players selected in the Reduced Squad have to make all the training dates on the Preparation Plan up to the date I announce the Final Squad, and then the 10 players announced in the Final Squad

will have to make every training activity, as shown in the attached Preparation Plan. The reason I am saying this is that if a player cannot commit to the full Preparation Plan then I need to be aware now so that Preparation Plan carefully to ensure you are able to commit to this.

Reduced Squad


  • Charlie Oakes (Middlesbrough)
  • Matthew Green (King’s Lynn)
  • Reiff Hayward (Letchworth)

Outfield Players:

  • Alex Mount (HBU)
  • Callum Soper (Wey Valley)
  • Calumn Hall (Peterborough)
  • Chay Westrop (Letchworth)
  • Connor Botting (Invicta)
  • Darcy Quinn-Sekyi (Cambridge)
  • Joshua Branchett (HBU)
  • Lucas Pembrey (Cottenham)
  • Marco Giancola (Letchworth)
  • Mathew Baker (Kings Lynn)
  • Max Osborne (Kent Academy)
  • Robbie Allander (Bury)
  • Ryan Norton (Ely) – subject to recovery from operation
  • William Foreman (Cottenham)
  • William Rawlinson (Cottenham)