MAY could be a huge month for our England youth international Rayhaan Tulloch as the country hosts the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, from May 4-20, for the first time.
We’ve teamed up with the annual tournament to offer Albion fans the chance to support Rayhaan and his fellow Young Lions at England’s vital Group A clash against Italy at Walsall FC on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 (ko 3pm).
We have three family tickets to giveaway, which each include two adult and two concession tickets (U17s/students/seniors).
To enter simply send your name and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘England’ as the subject. We will make the draw on Thursday, April 26 and winners will be contacted immediately.
The tournament offers a great chance to see the stars of tomorrow today, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, David Silva, Wayne Rooney, Mario Gotze and Paul Pogba just a handful of the stellar names to have starred at previous editions of U17 Euro.
Other matches* being staged at Walsall include:
- Portugal v Norway (Group B), Friday, May 4, (ko 1pm)
- Germany v Netherlands (Group D) Saturday, May 5 (ko 3pm)
- Spain v Germany, (Group D) Friday, May 11, (ko 7pm)
- Quarter-final, Monday, May 14 (ko 1pm)
Tickets for England matches and the knockout stage are just £5 adults and £2.50 concessions. For non-England group matches, prices are only £4 adults and £2 concessions.
England’s other group fixtures are against Israel at Chesterfield FC on Friday, May 4 (ko 7pm) and against Switzerland at Rotherham United on Thursday, May 10 (ko 7pm). Burton Albion, Loughborough University and St. George’s Park will also stage matches.
After the unprecedented success of England’s development teams in 2017 and interest in youth football at an all-time high, these are exciting times for the Young Lions.
The UEFA European Under-17 Championship has also provided a platform for several Albion Academy players to cut their teeth at a major tournament.
Saido Berahino and George Thorne, who have since joined Stoke and Derby respectively, were members of the England squad that won the tournament for the first time in Liechtenstein in 2010.
Berahino was on target in the Young Lions’ Group B victory over Turkey while Andre Wisdom, who was on loan at The Hawthorns during 2014/15 and is now with Thorne at Derby, scored in the final against Spain.
Four years later, another Albion Academy graduate, Izzy Brown, who had joined Chelsea 12 months earlier, was part of England’s only other triumph at U17 Euro, this time in Malta.
Although long-serving James Morrison has won 46 caps for Scotland, he actually played for England at the 2003 edition of the tournament, which was won by hosts Portugal.
See the stars of tomorrow in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, 4-20 May 2018. Visit www.TheFA.com/U17Euro for tickets and further information.
* Fixtures all subject to change.