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TSB U18 Scotland Schoolboys squad unveiled

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The TSB U18 schoolboy squad to represent Scotland for this year’s coveted Centenary Shield campaign was unveiled on Thursday at Toryglen Regional Football Centre in Glasgow.

The talented young footballers were brought together for their first training session after discovering they would represent their country for the 2013/14 season.

The 18-man squad, assembled from schools across Scotland, were put through their paces by Coach Stewart Taylor’s staff as they began preparations for the annual Centenary Shield competition which features England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Iain McCall, Scottish Network Director for TSB, commented: “Congratulations to all the players selected to represent Scotland in the TSB U18 squad. It’s a huge honour to represent your country and I’m sure the boys will relish the opportunity. Everyone at TSB wishes the squad all the very best for the forthcoming campaign.”

Gordon Pate, President of the Scottish Schools’ Football Association, added: “Our International schools’ set-up has an illustrious history of nurturing young talent in Scotland, with the likes of Kenny Dalglish, David Moyes and Darren Fletcher just a few of the many famous names to have progressed through the schools’ football ranks. Hopefully the class of 2014 can reach the heights of some of their predecessors and reclaim the Centenary Shield.”

TSB, proud partner of the Scottish Schools’ FA, is Britain’s newest bank having launched earlier this year onto high streets across Britain. With 4.6 million customers and a network of 631 branches – 189 of which can be found in Scotland – TSB is building on its 200 year heritage to bring back local banking, focussing solely on local customers, local businesses and the local economies it serves.
The TSB U18 Boys Squad for 2013/14 is:
Scott Burns -  Braidhurst High School
Kieran Campbell -  St.Modans High School
 Kyle Chalmers -  St.Peter the Apostle 
 Jamie Dishington -  Trinity Academy (Edin)
 James Flynn  - St.Thomas of Aquins
 Michael Hardie -  Drumchapel High School
 Jamie Henry - Clydebank High School
 Kyle Hogg -  Leith Academy
 Mikey Hopkins - St. Peter the Apostle
 Scott Hynd - Dunfermline High School
 Chris Liversedge -  Harlaw Academy
Conor Mckenzie -  Dunblane High School
Craig Quinn -  Bearsden Academy
Jai Quitongo -  Braidhurst High School
Chris Truesdale -  Coatbridge High School
Leonard Wilson - Cults Academy 
Lewis Wilson - Kilsyth Academy
James Yates -   Perth High School

Over 26,000 primary and secondary school children will participate in a TSB supported programme in 2013/14.
Schools’ football plays a vital part in the physical and behavioural development and improvement of pupils across Scotland. From Primary 7-a-side tournaments to nationwide Shield competitions the Scottish Schools’ Football Association provides a platform for youngsters aged 7-18 to play competitive football while learning essential life values. The U15 Girls and U18 Boys international squads also give those players selected a taste of what it feels like to represent Scotland on an international level.
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