2016: U17 Reduced Squad Announcement

2016: U17 Reduced Squad Announcement

Thanks for all the commitment shown on first phase of preparation for Project 2016.

I am very pleased in having over 25 players in continuing assessment on the National Training, with a large number of these players having also been assessed in December trip and/or Christmas Camp.

I would like all of you to be aware that as well as selecting players based on 6 main areas of the game below, I always look at the best combination to make a competitive England team:

  • England Roller Hockey LogoATTITUDE
  • DISCIPLINE
  • FITNESS
  • INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUE
  • TACTICS
  • COMPETITIVENESS

The players born in 2000 not selected for the “Reduced Squad” should carry on their training to either continue their development and/or be part of the preparation process for the Under 20 squad over the next three years, by attending Level 5 on Saturday session at National Training up to September, then moving to the Under 20 session on Sunday.

The players born in 2001 & 2002 not selected for the “Reduced Squad” must carry on attending National Training if they want to be considered for Project 2017.

All the players not selected for the “Reduced Squad” will become reserve players, as long they carry on training. This is in case of injury, discipline issues, etc because a player(s) will be replaced.

Players selected in the “Reduced Squad” have to make all the training dates on the Preparation Plan up to the date I announce the Final Squad, and then the 10 players announced in the Final Squad will have to make every training activity, as shown in the Preparation Plan.

The reason I am saying this is that if a player cannot commit to the full Preparation Plan then I need to be aware now so that I can replace the player.

Please ensure you read the Preparation Plan carefully to ensure you are able to commit to this.

At National Training, the players born in 1999 will train on Sunday only, the Saturday session is optional. The younger ones will have to train both days Level 5 on Saturday and U17 training on Sunday.

Reduced Squad

Goalkeepers:
  • Harrison Raven (HBU)
  • Jack Thomas (HBU)
  • Lucas Crow (Herne Bay)
  • Rhys Young (HBU)
Outfield Players:
  • Alec Shaw (Arenys de Munt-Spain)
  • Ben Oldroyd (Halifax)
  • Cameron Lawrie (HBU)
  • Ed Rawlinson (Cottenham)
  • Ewan Cann (Peterborough)
  • George Daly (HBU)
  • Harry Pickering (Middlesbrough)
  • Jamie Williams (Plymouth)
  • Josh Andrews (Ely)
  • Joshua Horn (Kings Lynn)
  • Josh Osborne (RSC Wasquehal – France)
  • Keiran Constable (Spen Valley)
  • Mark Read (Cottenham)
  • William Cousins (Ely)