From Reading FC to Burghfield: The Berkshire footballers headed to the CONCACAF Nations League

The Anguillan national team training on the beach. Supplied by Anguillan FA
The Anguillan national team training on the beach. Supplied by Anguillan FA

Enter your email address to receive regular Berkshire football updates in your inbox

The CONCACAF Nations League competition is upon us and that means an exciting away day for several Berkshire footballers from Reading FC right through to Burghfield.

Much like the UEFA Nations League, the CONCACAF version takes a little to wrap your head around but essentially, there are three levels of competition – A, B and C, and within those teams are grouped together in fours at League B and threes at League C.

In League’s B and C those teams play home and away ties between 7th September and 21st November with the winners promoted and in League B, the bottom side relegated to League C.

League A is a bit more complicated in that 12 teams are split into two groups with the top two in each group moving on to a Quarter Final stage where Mexico, USA, Costa Rica and Canada lie in wait.

If that is a bit much, this Wikipedia page proved incredibly helpful at explaining it all.

There’s plenty of Berkshire representation across the competition, here’s a little breakdown for you. Football in Berkshire’s adopted country is always Anguilla thanks to the number of players the island is able to call upon from the Royal County.

CONCACAF Nations League A

Jamaica

Coniah Boyce-Clark – Reading FC – Goalkeeper

Games against Haiti, Honduras, Cuba, Suriname and Grenada.

CONCACAF Nations League B

Antigua and Barbuda

Ashley Nathaniel-George – Maidenhead United

Games against Guyana, Puerto Rico and Bahamas.

Montserrat

Adrian Clifton – Dulwich Hamlet (ex-Maidenhead United)

Games against Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Barbados.

Rohan Ince (far left) and James Comley (centre left) line up for Montserrat. Photo: Souleyman Garcia.
Rohan Ince (far left) and James Comley (centre left) line up for Montserrat. Photo: Souleyman Garcia.

CONCACAF Nations League C

Anguilla

Rasham McDonald-Baptiste – Reading Youth FC

Kian Duncan – Sandhurst Town

Calvin Morgan – Burghfield

Luke Paris – Uxbridge (ex Windsor)

Games against Bonaire and Saint Martin.

Kian Duncan. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com
Kian Duncan. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

Cayman Islands

Cameron Gray – Ascot United

Games against Aruba and US Virgin Islands.

Related: The Hellenic League players who’ve represented England

How to watch the CONCACAF Nations League matches

According to the CONCACAF website, the competition will be available to watch on Concacaf Go (link here) and the federation’s YouTube channel here.

It is also suggested the games will be available via the broadcaster Viaplay in the UK.

Football in Berkshire has a Breaking News WhatsApp Channel where we’ll send you updates on all the latest football news from the Royal County. You can join Breaking Berkshire Football News by clicking here

Upcoming fixtures

There are currently no fixtures scheduled.

To make sure you don't miss out on all the latest news, and fixture releases subscribe to Football in Berkshire here.

Subscribe to the newsletter

Enter your email address to receive regular Berkshire football updates in your inbox

Leave a Reply

Search Football in Berkshire
FIB-Badgetransparent-dud.png