The England Touch High Performance Training Squad (HPTS) have been announced for the Opens and Senior Categories.
Direct selection into Men’s, Mixed, and Women’s training squads based on the player pool available from Nationals, JTC and exemption process in 2017 has be replaced by a single unified elite training squad – the High Performance Training Squad (HPTS).
The HPTS consists of male and female athlete lists. All players within the HPTS lists must attend training sessions led by head coaches (for the age-division level, i.e. Youth, Opens, Seniors).
For clarity, male players are therefore answerable to both Men’s and Mixed coaches, and female players answerable to both Mixed and Women’s coaches.
The HPTS players will be assessed in training camps in the months up and until February 2018 at which time the squad will be reduced around April. The selected 16 players will be a part of an England team that will travel to Nottingham to play in the 2018 European Touch Championships.
Additional players may be added to the below lists, following the Junior/Masters Nationals event on 7th October.
The ETA congratulations all of the players on their selection and best of luck in their respective squad.
High Performance Training Squads
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