THE World Cup isn't be the only trophy Craig Heenighan wants to see England hold aloft this year, writes DAVE BETTLEY.
In fact, he will be the captain doing the lifting tomorrow - while David Beckham can still only dream of glory - should England Schools Under 18s secure victory over the Republic of Ireland.
A win would see the national side collect the Centenary Shield at Nationwide Conference club Crawley Town's Broadfield Stadium.
Former Runcorn FC Halton midfieldman Heenighan, 18, of Derby Road, Farnworth, has already led the England team five times.
He will be presented with his cap at the game by guest of honour Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA's director of football development.
Since scoring on his international debut in a 2-2 friendly against Australia at Stafford Rangers' Marston Road in January, Heenighan has skippered them to two victories in the four-nations tournament.
A 3-0 success against Northern Ireland at Glenavon FC last month was followed by a 2-0 defeat of Scotland in front of 3,200 at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park.
'Tomorrow's is our last game of the series so it is a must-win,' said Heenighan, who is an A-level student at Widnes Sixth Form College, Cronton.
'If we draw there is a good possibility we could share it with the Irish Republic but we'd like to win it outright.'
Heenighan played Conference North football for the Linnets last season before moving to Warrington Town.
He scored his second goal of the tournament in Ireland but he was equally pleased with his performance against the Scots - a viral infection having prevented him from training in the build-up.
To prepare for the Centenary Shield, England attended a week-long training camp in Valencia.
They were defeated 2-1 by the Valencia FC youth side.
'We dominated the game and should have easily won,' added the England captain.
'But it was an absolutely fantastic week. The lads bonded brilliantly and it laid the foundations of what is a fantastic team spirit.'