The Victory Shield was presented to Schools Association Football International Board (SAFIB) in 1947 to mark, as suggested by its title, victory by the allies in World War 2.
The Victory Shield is an annual football tournament competed for by the under-16 teams of Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The Victory Shield had traditionally been competed for by the four Home Nations, but the Football Association withdrew the England team from the tournament "for the foreseeable future" in 2015. The competition was continued after England's withdrawal, with the Republic of Ireland taking their place.
This year Wales will host the event at the prestigious 'Home of Welsh Football' in Dragon Park, Newport. Games will be split between Newport Stadium, Spytty Park and Dragon Park.
Sunday 1st November
Northern Ireland vs Republic of Ireland (Newport Stadium 2:00pm KO)
Wales vs Scotland (Dragon Park 4:00pm KO)
Tuesday 3rd November
Scotland vs Northern Ireland (Newport Stadium 2:00pm KO)
Wales vs Republic of Ireland (Dragon Park 4:00pm KO)
Thursday 5th November
Republic of Ireland vs Scotland (Newport Stadium 12:00pm KO)
Wales vs Northern Ireland (Dragon Park 2:00pm KO)
Entry to the games is FREE but with limited seating available at Dragon Park, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dragon Park in support of the Victory Shield 2015 tournament.