ENGLAND Schoolboys Under-18s kick off their 2014 international season at Stafford later this month.
They will entertain Australia Schools U18s at Stafford Town FC's Evans Park ground on Thursday, January 23, kick-off 2pm.
Although this is the first match of the season for England Schools, it is the last of seven for the Australian squad, who fly back the following day.
They will have already played fixtures against the Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irlsh, the Republic of Ireland Schools, also the Welsh and English colleges, prior to visiting Stafford.
The Australian Schools squad tour every two years and their fixture in 2012 against England Schools was hosted by AFC Wulfrunians (Wolverhampton).
In 2006 the fixture was played at Stafford Rangers' Marston Road ground - both ending in a draw!
Entrance is by programme, sold on the day at £2.