GB Under-18 Men’s Head Coach John Pearce has announced his squad to participate in the Under-17 European Open in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1-5 July.
This will be the first international competition for this new cohort of players as they start on the GB talent pathway. The young players in the squad will have the opportunity to get some valuable international experience as the team starts its preparation for next year’s Under-18 EHF Championship.
GB has been drawn in a tough group and will face the Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland, Luxembourg and hosts Sweden.
John Pearce commented “this is a big challenge for these young players, especially on days with two matches, but it will be a great experience and opportunity for them to see first-hand what is expected of them in this programme“.
GB U17 Men’s team for European Open
Jake Crapper (GK) – Stroud
Nathan McDonald (GK) – Bucks Bullets
Riley Orchard (GK) – Somerset Spartans
Joel Harrison (LW) – Nottingham
Ashley Ridout (LW/LB) – Stroud
Joe Trent (LB) – Poole Phoenix
Louis Christy (LB) – Warrington Wolves
Joe Nelson (C/LB) – Stroud
Rueben Wardle (C/LB) – Warrington Wolves
Joe Sanyal (C) – Poole Phoenix
Max Grant (C/LB) – Stroud
Ellis Hopkins (RB) – Reading
Sam Dowling (RW) – Warrington Wolves
Richard Honeywill (RW) – Somerset Spartans
Brandon Gregory (P) – Nottingham
Charlie Hardwick (P) - Stroud
John Pearce - Head Coach
Bobby White - Assistant Coach
Liz Roberts - Team Manager
Sam Roblett - Physio
GB Main round schedule at European Open (all UK time)
1 July (8.15am) GB v Luxembourg
1 July (2pm) GB v Czech Republic
2 July (2.45pm) GB v Switzerland
3 July (1pm) GB v Sweden
3 July (6.30pm) GB v Russia
4-5 July Placement matches