M20 Head to Costa Rica for the IHF Trophy Inter-Continental Phase

Post published February 25, 2023 (Updated February 28, 2023)

The GB M20 team that won the IHF Trophy so impressively last year are travelling to the Inter-Continental Phase of the IHF Trophy. The competition runs from 6-11 March in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The team are travelling on Thursday 2nd March to acclimatise to the conditions and time difference, and get some training in preparation for the competition. This extra training opportunity is thanks to the kind support shown on the crowdfunding site. We wish to thank those that donated so generously to the team.

We also wish to take the opportunity to thank the IHF for their continued support. The IHF fund the competition itself allowing nations like GB to have the opportunity to compete in these competitions. Without the support from the IHF, this level of competition would not be possible.

This competition will be a round robin against the other teams; Australia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Guinea.

8th March: 19.00 (local time) GBR v Guinea

9th March: 19.00 (local time) GBR v Costa Rica

10th March: 15.00 (local time) GBR v Cuba

11th March: 15.00 (local time) GBR v Australia

The winner of this competition will qualify for the Junior World Championships

GBR Team Long List

James Adamson - GK. Club: AGF HC

Joseph Nelson - LW. Club: Aeropos Greece

Timothy Persson - LW. Club: HK Mlamo Sweden

Reuben Wardle - PM/LB. Club: AC Lamego

Alex Trent - LB/PM. Club: Ikast Denmark

Tiago Babb - LB/PM. Club: Povoa Portugal

Ryan Kealy - PM/RB. Club: EK82 HC

Euan Johnson - LB/PM. Club: Magdeburg

Remy Howes - RB/RW. Club: Aix En Savoie France

Frazer Muir - RW. Club: NEM Hawks

Joe Trent - LP. Club: AC Lamego

William Carter - LP. Club: Uredd HC

Josh Leavy - LP. Club: Somerset HC


Head Coach: Zoran Lukacs

Assistant Coach: Dani Ramos

Physio: Kristof Szulc

With thanks to Kevin Matthews who cannot travel but assisted in all of the logistics for the competition.

Zoran says, "The boys are very excited and can't wait to start competing. They have invested a lot of time and worked hard in the past few months, which was evident at our camp in January. We will continue improving and getting better and we want to thank everyone who made it possible for us to have a very important four days in Costa Rica prior to the competition. I am sure the boys will give everything for their country and represent it in the best possible way."