England squads announced for EU Nations

The countdown to our Under 21 EU Nations competition is in full swing, with less than two weeks until our women and men go head to head with our European counterparts at Manchester Aquatics Centre on 18 – 19 November.

Eamonn O’Rourke, the Organising Committee chair, said: ‘This is an exciting time for water polo in England as well as in Manchester.

“We welcome you to the event and hope you have a great experience and that you enjoy our great city.”

England Men’s Team for the EU Nations U21 Tournament

  • Harrison Barker-Smith
  • Connor Carpenter
  • Tom Hutchens
  • Matthias Madden
  • Thomas Manley (GK)
  • Aril Pandya (GK)
  • Michael Patterson
  • John Pratt
  • Benjamin Ray
  • Benjamin Riding
  • James Spencer-Boyce
  • Ben Stephenson
  • Isaac Wass
  • Christopher Sturtevant

Both English teams will be up to two years’ younger than their opposition, as the under 19s teams are in preparation for their LEN European Championships next year.

The women will be competing against the Czech Republic, Scotland and Wales, while the men take on Denmark, Scotland and a wildcard entry – the City of Manchester senior men’s team.

England Women’s Team for the EU Nations U21 Tournament

  • Sophie Jackson (GK)
  • Niamh Campbell-O’Donnell (GK)
  • Naya Patel (GK)
  • Annie Clapperton
  • Robyn Greenslade
  • Molly Boniface-Ashton
  • Emily Pyper
  • Katy Cutler
  • Steph Whittaker
  • Emmie-Rose Eastwood
  • Lily Turner
  • Amelia Peters
  • Emily Watkins
  • Ella-Louise Jones
  • Jordan Parsons

England women are the first to play at 10:15 on Saturday when they take on Wales, with the men playing at 13:00 against Manchester. The full schedule is listed below.

Tickets are limited, and will be on a first come, first served basis at reception on the days. Entry is £10 (adults) and £2 (children) on Saturday, with entry half price on Sunday.

Event Schedule

Saturday 18 Nov
Scotland WomenvCzech Republic Women09:00
England WomenvWales Women10:15
Scotland MenvDenmark Men11:45
England MenvCity of Manchester Men13:00
England WomenvScotland Women15:30
Czech Republic WomenvWales Women16:45
England MenvScotland Men18:15
Denmark MenvCity of Manchester Men19:45
Sunday 19 Nov
Scotland WomenvWales Women09:00
England WomenvCzech Republic Women10:15
Scotland MenvCity of Manchester Men11:45
England MenvDenmark Men13:00