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England Touch Announces Development Squad for 2016 Junior Touch Championships

England Touch Announces Development Squad for 2016 Junior Touch Championships

During the recent #TouchNationals (Cambridge) and the 2015 Junior Touch Championships (Nottingham) selectors were busy watching the best junior talent from England. From these two tournaments, the following development squad will train for the 2016 version of the Junior Touch Championships to take place in The Netherlands on 12th – 14th August next year.

Lizzie Adam

Poppy Ashwell

Freya Burt

Ellie Costello

Kate Davis-Bavin

Elizabeth Dorey

Hollie Fletcher

Ellie Fuller

Abbey Gould

Sophie Hill

Eloise James

Amy Jones

Macy Kang

Orla McCallion

Hannah Murphy

Ayla Payten

Erin Payten

Fran Raymond

Maddie Rendell

Alice Smith

Catherine Walker

Charlotte Wood

Tomas Bartlett

Kolia Bermann

Adam Bimson

Andy Brown

Louis Cooke

Fin Creighton

Dan Cutler

George Dickinson

Fraser Dingwall

Daniel Eaglestone

Daniel Graham Emburey

Harry Evans

Lewis James Graham

Sam Grant

Danny Hampson

Tasman Jack Hook

Rory Howard

Ed Howells

Euan Kelly

Thanh Ha Kistler-Bui

Will Lawrence

Sam Lawton-Davies

Celton Brito Lobato

Will Lupton

Daniel Mayall

Oliver Maynard

Jack McHugh

Louis McManus

Charlie Meredith

Samuel Missin

Toby Phillips

Aaron Povall

Josh Powell

Harry Ratcliffe

Jack Ratcliffe

Samuel Sibley

Salesi Tuiono

Will Tyrrell

Tom Whitehead


Congratulations to those players selected into the initial training squads. This is the start of an incredible journey and the Junior Championships is yours and your team’s chance to achieve something special that only a few have achieved, so take this opportunity and give it everything you’ve got.

Commiserations to those who missed out. The standard was exceptionally high this year and the choices that had to be made were incredibly difficult.

As part of the growth of Touch in this country England Touch are continuing to expand the game in all areas and over the next year exciting plans are afoot to grow our existing National Touch Series (NTS) and ‘Challenge Touch Series’ (CTS), promote further the development of Touch competitions with the ever growing ‘Development Touch Series’ (DTS), and hold a series of Development Days with coaching from qualified England Touch coaches. We will also see the formalised introduction of the University Touch Series (UTS) in the 2015/16 season too.

Keep an eye on the England Touch website for further information on these

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We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch