Men's teams 'looking forward to challenge' of upcoming EU Nations tournament

Two teams from England are ‘looking forward to the challenge’ of the upcoming EU Nations Men’s tournament.

Eleven nations from across the world will return to Brno, Czech Republic, which recently hosted the U17 Boys’ and Girls’ edition of the event.

A senior men’s team and a U19 team from England will contest the three days of competition from 26-28 November., with the U19 team facing the first match of the tournament against the host nation.

Also in attendance will be Lithuania, South Africa, Wales, Austria, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belgium, and Switzerland.

The senior team will make their competition debut against Lithuania on the evening of Friday 26 November.

‘Looking forward to the challenge’

Andy McGinty is head coach of the U19 side from Great Britain and said: “We are entering the senior EU Nations competition following our successful training camp in Hannover in October.

“As the only U19 team in the competition, we are expecting all of the games to be tough but we are looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity to develop.

“We are really grateful to the competition organisers for running the tournament and for inviting us to compete.

“The opportunity to gain international experience at this level was too good to turn down and will give the team valuable international experience as we continue our preparation for the U19 Men’s European Qualifiers in April.”

A live stream of the event is available and can be found here.

GBR U19 Squad:

Aarav Ganguli
Adam Lecomber
Ben Naish
Pierre Rivet
Callum McCourt
Charles Kingsmill
Corrin Bradley
Daniel Day
Harry Bentham
Harry Dunkerley
James Blenkinship
Malachy Byrne
Oliver Vodden
Rory Inman

England Senior Squad:

Ben Alcorn
Daniel Atkinson
Ashley Castle
Lewis Daly
George Davies
Jordan Elliot
Matt Holland
Joe Hubble
Finn Parnell
Rudi Polster
John Pratt
Will Rayson
Aaron Winstanley

Coaches and Support Staff:

Colin Walsh – Men’s GBR U19 Team Manager

Andy McGinty – Men’s GBR U19 Head Coach

Dave Edwards – England Senior Men’s Team Manager

David Taylor – England Senior Men’s Head Coach