Watch Isthmian stars at Aveley to celebrate Essex Schools centenary

By Ian Townsend

Monday 16th May will see stars from Swifts, Tags, Millers, Brentwood, Grays, Witham, Robins, Regent, Jammers, Gulls, Rovers, Bowers and more turn out at Aveley

This year Essex County Schools’ is celebrating 100 years since its first representative football match against London Schools. The match was played at Colchester Town FC in front of a crowd of 2,000 and resulted in a 1-0 victory. Over the last 100 years many former players have progressed to have illustrious professional careers including 3 England managers and no less than 7 England captains.

As part of the Centenary celebrations, Aveley FC's Parkside is hosting a match between two teams of current non-league players who have represented the Essex CSFA, and this will take place on Monday 16 May at Aveley FC, kick off 7.30pm. Those turning out will include a large collection of current Isthmian League players.

To mark the Centenary, a special commemorative medal (above) will be awarded to Essex players participating and we there will be a Centenary 56-page booklet listing, year by year, all the players who have had the honour of representing the County schools available on the evening for £5.

Some of the players who will be on show include:

Archie McFadden, Ben Sartain (Heybridge Swifts)
Harry Honesty, Toby Amorolan (Hashtag United)
Garrett Kelly, Alex Akrofi (Aveley)
Connor Hogan (Brentwood Town)
Jack McQueen (Grays Athletic)
Kye Jude (Witham Town)
Ben Search (Concord Rangers)
Luke Reid (Carshalton Athletic)
Wyan Reid, Sam Mvemba (Brightlingsea Regent)
Shad Ngandu (Maldon & Tiptree)
Callum Fitzer (Canvey Island)
Lewis Jaggs (Great Wakering)
Ben Steward (Bowers & Pitsea)
Malaki Toussaint (Phoenix Sports)
Tarryn Allarakhia (Woking)

Head along to Parkside on Monday to watch this feast of football

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