Northern Ireland national under-18 schoolboys football team

Association football team

Northern Ireland Under-18 Schools
Nickname(s)The GAWA, Norn Iron
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachConor Marlin & Frankie Wilson
Home stadiumvarious
First colours
Second colours
First international
NI U18 Schools Northern Ireland 1-1 Australia Australia U18
(17 December 1988, Antrim)
Biggest win
Jersey U18 Jersey 0-6 Northern Ireland NI U18 Schools
(4 February 2009, St. Helier)
Biggest defeat
Australia U18 Australia 8-0 Northern Ireland NI U18 Schools
(9 January 2001, Canberra)

The Northern Ireland national under-18 schools football team (also known as Northern Ireland U18 schoolboys) represents Northern Ireland in association football at under-18 level. It is controlled by the Northern Ireland Schools Football Association (NISFA) which is affiliated to the Irish Football Association. The main competition competed for by the team is the Centenary Shield (founded 1973) which they won on the first occasion that they entered in 1996. The Northern Ireland under-18 schoolboys side also competes regularly in other minor tournaments and in friendlies.


  • Centenary Shield Winners: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2005 (shared), 2009 (shared), 2011, 2013

See also


External links

  • NISFA Records
  • Centenary Shield Winner
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  • Current squad
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