Draw announced for Junior Touch Championships
There will be plenty of action for England supporters to enjoy at August’s Junior Touch Championships in Dublin.
There will be England teams in all four categories – Mixed 15s, Mixed 18s, Boy’s 18s and Girl’s 18s – with all four having different formats depending on the number of teams that have entered.
England Boy’s 18s play Ireland, Scotland and Wales on day one, with a clash against the hosts on day two. The first and second-placed teams will then play each other on day three to decide the overall winners, with the third and fourth-placed teams facing off for the minor places.
The Girl’s 18s have five games in the round-robin stage, facing Wales, Middle East Touch and Ireland on day one and European Select and Scotland on day two. Day three will see a series of qualifying finals and semi-finals before the overall champion is decided.
There are nine teams taking part in both the Mixed 18s and Mixed 15s, and both squads will have busy weekends with eight games apiece before the placing matches.
The Mixed 18s open their campaign against Middle East Touch, with further games against Ireland and France on day one. Day two sees them play Guernsey, Wales, Jersey and Scotland, with a further round-robin match against the Netherlands on day three.
The Mixed 15s face the Czech Republic, Middle East Touch, the Netherlands and Wales on day one, Sweden, Ireland and France on day two, with their final round-robin match against Scotland on day three before the final placings are decided in the play-offs.Day 1 - August 18th
9:00am England X18 v Middle East X18
9:40am Czech Republic X15 v England X15
10:20am England B18 v Ireland B18
11:10am England G18 v Wales G18
11:50am England X18 v Ireland X18
12:30pm Middle East X15 v England X15
1:10pm England B18 v Scotland B18
2:00pm England G18 v Middle East G18
3:20pm Netherlands X15 v England X15
4:00pm England B18 v Wales B18
4:50pm England G18 v Ireland G18
5:30pm England X18 v France X18
6:10pm Wales X15 v England X15
Day 2 - August 19th
9:00am Sweden X15 v England X15
9:40am England X18 v Guernsey X18
10:20am England G18 v European Select G18
11:50am Ireland X15 v England X15
12:30pm England X18 v Wales X18
1:10pm England G18 v Scotland G18
2:40pm France X15 v England X15
3:20pm England X18 v Jersey X18
4:45pm England B18 v Ireland B18
6:10pm England X18 v Scotland X18
Day 3 - August 20th
9:00am Netherlands X18 v England X18
9:40am England X15 v Scotland X15
CLICK HERE to see the full draw, and good luck to all our teams!