England Honours for Matthew and Craig


Leicestershire footballers gain England honours, Matthew Bryans and Craig Allen have been selected for the Football Association’s England Under 19s Learning Disabilities Squad. The two players recently attended a training weekend at Lilleshall National Sports Centre as part of a 25 strong squad, with all having aspirations of gaining selection into the final squad of 20. The players were put through their paces and both Matthew and Craig were absolutely delighted and honoured to have been selected in the final squad, which will be competing in the Home Countries Tournament, which is being held at Loughborough University, on the Cayley Pitches, over the Easter period.
Matthew is Captain for Leicester City Inclusive (Disability) Centre of Excellence. Matthew has achieved an FA Level 1 Coaching Qualification and supports his team at Loughborough College.
Craig plays for Leicester City Woodgate FC and represents Leicestershire and Rutland in the East Midlands Ability Counts League, where Craig plays for the Premiership Division team, Craig attends South Leicestershire College.
Entrance to all matches is free of charge and they will be played on the Cayley Pitches, at Loughborough University, where free parking is also available.
Thursday 21st April 4pm kick off England vs Republic of Ireland
Friday 22nd April 4pm kick off England vs Northern Ireland
Sunday 24th April 1.30pm kick off England vs Scotland