England Teams Have Arrived In Nanjing, China

England U20’s & Ladies Senior Teams Have Arrived In Nanjing, China

On Wednesday 23rd August we departed from Heathrow and we arrived in Nanjing on Thursday 24th.

Group Photo - Roller Games 2017
U20’s & Ladies Seniors Group Photo – World Roller Games 2017

After this long journey we then arrived at our hotel in Nanjing, which is very nice. The players have been kept awake to ensure that they would sleep to adapt to the local time.

For the rest of the day both teams spent the day together, team bonding, having meals and then spent time in the swimming pool.

From tomorrow both the teams will be focusing on the competition and we have managed to arrange a training session for each team on the separate rinks on which they will be playing.

These sessions are very important to ensure that the players adjust to the local time and temperature. As well as this, we will be working on tactics.

Fortunately these sessions have been arranged around the same time of the first three games of each team.

Saturday we will have the official adapt to the rink and Sunday the competition will start for both teams.

The Under 20’s are playing the World Championship which is for the top eight in the world.

The Ladies Seniors are playing the FIRS Cup which is for the teams seeded 9th – 16th in the world.

The times of the first three games for each team are:

Sunday, 27th August

  • England Ladies will play India at 08:30 Local time (01:30 UK Time)
  • Under 20’s will play Chile at 16:30 Local time (09:30 hours UK Time)

Monday, 28th August

  • England Ladies will play Japan at 10:30 Local time (03:30 UK Time)
  • Under 20’s will play Colombia at 16:30 Local time (09:30 UK Time)

Tuesday, 29th August

  • England Ladies will play India at 08:30 Local time (01:30 UK Time)
  • Under 20’s will play Portugal at 18:30 Local time (11:30 UK Time)