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England squad named for junior hockey World Cup

nid%3D8705%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneEngland U21 men’s head coach Jon Bleby has named a squad of 18 for the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup in India, which starts on Friday December 6.

Two members of the squad are already among the ranks of the senior England international squad; Captain Andy Bull (East Grinstead) and Phil Roper (Wimbledon) have both earned caps for their country and will no doubt bring invaluable experience to the line-up.

Loughborough University leads the way for club representatives with four athletes named in the squad; Rob Farrington, Daniel Faulkner, Harry Gibson and Jonty Griffiths. There are also call ups for three from Sheffield Hallam and two each from Surbiton, Beeston, University of Birmingham and East Grinstead.<--break->

The Surbiton pairing named in the squad are brothers, Jonny and James Gall. James joins his older brother Jonny in the selected 18 after being called up to the U21 squad following strong performances for England U18s earlier this year.

Bleby, will be hoping to build on England’s result at the last Junior HockeyWorld Cup where they finished 16th under the charge of David Ralph, now a senior England assistant coach alongside Bleby. That squad had some familiar names in it, including Nick Catlin and Ben Arnold.

Bleby said, “Preparation for the World Cup has gone well. Back in August we came out on top in a three match series against Malaysia up at Wakefield in the NOW: Pensions Nations Plate. Following that, we had several training games against Germany and France as well as the Sultan of Johor Cup in September, which took place in Malaysia and was great preparation for the athletes to play in the type of climate we will experience in India.”  

 England have been drawn against South Africa, New Zealand and Malaysia in their pool.

Bleby added, “We’ve set goals as a group and are focussing on performing to the maximum of our capabilities. We’re looking to perform with consistently high standards throughout the tournament and build on the experiences we’ve had this year.”

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup England U21 men’s squad

Name – Club

James Albery – Cambridge City

Nick Bandurak – Cannock

Andy Bull (C) – East Grinstead

Brendan Creed – Sheffield Hallam

Arjan Drayton-Chana – Sheffield Hallam

Rob Farrington – Loughborough Students

Daniel Faulkner – Loughborough Students

Sam French – University of Birmingham

James Gall – Surbiton

Jonny Gall – Surbiton

Harry Gibson (GK) – Loughborough Students

David Goodfield – Sheffield Hallam

Jonty Griffiths – Loughborough Students

Tom Pinnegar (GK) – University of Birmingham

Chris Proctor – Beeston

Phil Roper – Wimbledon

Joe Sharp – Beeston

Luke Taylor – East Grinstead

 

Travelling reserves

Will Byas (University of Birmingham)

Tom Morris (University of Birmingham)

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Pools

Pool A

Pool B

Belgium

Argentina

Egypt

Australia

Germany

Spain

Pakistan

France

   

Pool C

Pool D

Canada

England

India

Malaysia

Korea

New Zealand

Netherlands

South Africa

 

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Fixtures

 

Date/Time

Pool

Fixture

Result

6 December 2013

12:00

C

Korea

Canada

 

14:00

B

Australia

Argentina

 

14:30

A

Germany

Belgium

 

16:00

D

New Zealand

Malaysia

 

17:00

B

Spain

France

 

18:00

A

Pakistan

Egypt

 

19:30

D

England

South Africa

 

20:00

C

Netherlands

India

 

7 December 2013

14:00

A

Belgium

Egypt

 

16:00

A

Pakistan

Germany

 

18:00

C

Korea

Netherlands

 

20:00

C

India

Canada

 

8 December 2013

14:00

B

Australia

Spain

 

16:00

B

Argentina

France

 

18:00

D

South Africa

Malaysia

 

20:00

D

New Zealand

England

 

9 December 2013

14:00

B

Argentina

Spain

 

16:00

B

Australia

France

 

18:00

D

England

Malaysia

 

20:00

D

South Africa

New Zealand

 

10 December 2013

14:00

A

Germany

Egypt

 

16:00

A

Belgium

Pakistan

 

18:00

C

Netherlands

Canada

 

20:00

C

India

Korea

 

12 December 2013

11:30

13 / 16

4A

4D

 

13:15

QF 1

1A

2B

 

14:00

13 / 16

4B

4C

 

15:30

QF 2

1D

2C

 

16:30

9 / 12

3A

3D

 

17:45

QF 3

1B

2A

 

19:00

9 / 12

3B

3C

 

20:00

QF 4

1C

2D

 

13 December 2013

13:15

5 / 8

L26

L28

 

15:30

SF 1

W26

W28

 

17:45

5 / 8

L30

L32

 

20:00

SF 2

W30

W32

 

14 December 2013

13:15

15 / 16

L25

L27

 

15:30

13 / 14

W25

W27

 

17:45

11 / 12

L29

L31

 

20:00

9 / 10

W29

W31

 

15 December 2013

13:15

7 / 8

L33

L35

 

15:30

5 / 6

W33

W35

 

17:45

Bronze

L34

L36

 

20:00

Gold

W34

W36

 

 

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