England Ladies U17 Participating In Euro Cup
This competition is taking place in Mieres, Spain from Thursday 17th until Sunday 20th December 2015.
- Eilidh Clague (GK) – Kings Lynn
- Ella Atkinson (GK) – Cottenham
- Rachel Holmes (GK) – Letchworth
- Amy Ozakpinar – Cottenham
- Bethan McCarthy – Peterborough
- Caitlin Johns – Plymouth
- Ella Smith – Maidstone
- Harriet Finch – Sudbury
- Jocie Greenwood – HBU (Captain)
- Millie Twidale – Kings Lynn
- Sian Emslie – Herne Bay
For this tournament we brought three goalkeepers and eight outfield players, of which only one outfield player had already participated at an International Level – Ladies Senior World Championships 2014.
With this in mind the main objective is to give experience to all the players to ensure we develop them to a good standard to play at Senior Level for England in the future.
More important than the results is the opportunity for these players to improve their confidence and competitiveness.
We arrived on Wednesday morning and we had a warm up match in the evening against an Under 17 Ladies Team from Gijon, which we lost 4 – 3. The match was played over 3 x 15 minute periods and the players showed improvement during the match, learning from their mistakes.
This match was important for the players as they learnt to position themselves on the rink and to work on tactics in both defence and attack.
Our first game of the tournament will be on Thursday against the home team, Cuenca Mineras (Spain).