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.
Daniel Graham Emburey
Lewis James Graham
Tasman Jack Hook
Thanh Ha Kistler-Bui
Celton Brito Lobato
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