Representing your County
As a county FA, we select a team of players to represent Nottinghamshire in regional and national competitions.
Representative football is an important part of our remit and it's no small honour to be called up for the team. The squad consists of a selection of players from clubs across Nottinghamshire. The Nottinghamshire FA U18 squad compete in both The FA County Youth Cup and the Midlands Counties Youth Championship.
Players: Warren Squires (Mansfield Town FC), Elliot Stephenson (Clipstone FC & Welbeck Lions FC), Alfie Gaughan (Mansfield Town FC), Liam Jepson (Mansfield Town FC), Connor Wright (Mansfield Town FC), Ben Aspinall (Mansfield Hosiery Mills FC), Thomas Mason (Mansfield Town FC), Charlie Hardwick (Mansfield Town FC), James Corden (West Bridgford FC), Karl Bullock (Mansfield Town FC), Harvey Grice (West Bridgford Colts FC), Tom Batterham (West Bridgford Colts FC), Finlay Hunter (Welbeck Lions FC), Chanjiu Mphande (Mansfield Town FC), Ben Oates (AFC Mansfield) and Joe Welsh (AFC Mansfield).
Coaches: Jamie Hardwick and Malc Jones
Manager: Colin Burgess
Physio: Dale Richardson
Nottinghamshire CFA v Bedfordshire CFA
Nottinghamshire returned to Watnall Road, the home of Hucknall Town FC, for their match against Bedfordshire CFA.
With several changes to the side that turned out in our last match, Nottinghamshire were hoping for a much improved performance against a strong Bedfordshire side. From the outset Notts were in charge and took an early lead when Tom Batterham netted within the first two minutes.
After sustained pressure they doubled their lead with Joe Welsh scoring on the thirty minute mark. Bedfordshire had hardly been able to muster an effort on the Notts goal at this stage and were 3-0 down after half an hour.
Connor Wright scoring after a foul in the penalty area by the Bedfordshire keeper, which earned him a red card.
To their credit, Bedfordshire battled bravely in the second half despite being down to ten men. However, further goals from Tom Batterham on forty eight minutes and Louis Tomlinson on sixty five minutes saw Notts home to a comfortable 5-0 win.
Herefordshire CFA v Nottinghamshire CFA
Nottinghamshire FA representative squad managed to finally get our Midland Counties Youth Championship match, against Herefordshire CFA on 14th January. Unfortunately, due to illness and injuries, we had to travel down to the Westfield Ground in Hereford with a much changed squad. The boys soon found themselves falling behind and by half time were 3-0 down, to a lively Hereford side.
However, a much improved second half performance saw Notts bounce back to level at 3-3 and almost take the lead. Two late strikes put the game out of our reach though and the points went to Hereford by 5-3.
Birmingham CFA v Nottinghamshire CFA
The game against Birmingham CFA was played on the 10th February. Nottinghamshire FA traveled to the West Midlands with a vastly depleted squad, owing to the fact that it was played on a Saturday. A much stronger and more experienced Birmingham side completing, as expected, an easy victory.
The Notts boys never gave up and after a disastrous first half, rallied in the second half, to gain some pride from the outing.
The final score line being 9-2 in favour of the home side!
Nottinghamshire FA 4 - 3 Northamptonshire FA
22nd October 2017, Regatta Way
Nottinghamshire FA 1 - 1 Staffordshire FA
12th November 2017, Regatta Way
Leicestershire & Rutland FA v Nottinghamshire FA
March/April date TBC
Herfordshire FA 5 v 3 Nottinghamshire FA
14th January 2018
Birmingham FA 9 v 2 Nottinghamshire FA
Saturday 10th February 2018
Nottinghamshire FA v Bedfordshire FA
March/April 2018 date TBC