First of all thank you to all for the commitment you have shown on completion of the first phase of preparation for Project 2019.
I am very pleased in having over 20 players in a continuing assessment program in the National Training sessions, with a large number of these players having also been assessed during the recent November 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:
For the players born in 2005 selected or not selected for the “Reduced Squad” you must continue to attend National Training sessions if you wish to be considered for Project 2020 – Under 17.
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 remaining training dates on the Preparation Plan up to the date I announce the Final Squad. 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.
Michaela Parfitt will be the Co-ordinator for Project 2019.
I have worked hard this weekend in Barcelona to secure a competition that will be held in Spain and involve several European Country representations. Please note that this competition will not be taking place at the same time as the U17 European Competition.
- Anthony Williams
- Bailey Marshall
- Louie Allen
- Ben Allard
- Ben Coles
- Connor Adams
- Jensen Richards
- Josh Aaltonen
- Josh Futter
- Kai Swabey
- Luca Oakley
- Milo Carter
- Sammy Johnson
- Tom Hillam
- Zak Osborne