NEWS: Neligwa selected for England Schoolboys’ U18 squad


By Steve Sharman:

The club can confirm that youngster David Neligwa has been selected for the England Schoolboys’ U18 squad for the upcoming 2017/18 season.

A squad of 18 players was chosen following trials over the weekend in which 32 players were battling it out for a place in the final squad which will see them compete in the Centenary Shield with fixtures scheduled against Wales, Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland later in the year,

Neligwa, who is a winger for the Dabbers’ youth side and was on the bench for the Cheshire Senior Cup tie with Sandbach Utd last night, was selected for the trials at Lilleshall National Sport Centre in Newport following good performances for his county side.

The trials including two games against an RAF U23 XI and a Royal Navy U23 XI, the latter seeing the trialists win 6-0 with Neligwa opening the scoring for his team.

Youth boss Lyndon Wain said: “I am so proud of David for being selected for England Schoolboys’ U18 side. It’s an absolutely brilliant achievement.”

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate David on his selection and wish him well during his time with the England Schoolboys.

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