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Northern Ireland national under-16 football team

The Northern Ireland national under-16 schools football team (also known as Northern Ireland schoolboys, under-16s or U16) represents Northern Ireland in association football at under-16 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 Victory Shield which has been competed for since 1925 by the same four teams (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). The Northern Ireland under-16 side also competes regularly in other minor tournaments and in friendlies. The team had previously been fielded at under-15 level and games are still sometimes arranged at this age group level with the agreement of the opposition association.

Northern Ireland Under-16 Schools
Nickname(s)The GAWA, Norn Iron
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Home stadiumvarious
First colours
Second colours
First international
NI Schools Northern Ireland 0–5 Scotland Scotland Schools
(21 May 1927, Solitude)



Matches 2012–13Edit


Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
27/09/2012 Dungannon England 0–5 Victory Shield
26/10/2012 Dumfries Scotland 1–0 Victory Shield
23/11/2012 Ballymena Wales 1–1 Victory Shield

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club

Harry Reeves Manchester city

Other recent call-upsEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club

Jack Scott (Linfield) Ben Whylie (Balymena) Peter"Skeet"McKiernan(Clivinville)

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