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Teams announced for 2020 All Schools

England Touch has announced the Lions and Lionesses teams which will be heading to the 2020 All Schools in Brisbane.

Australia has been a regular destination over the past couple of years for England representative sides, with Men’s and Women’s Open teams both taking part in the New South Wales State Cup.

And now England Touch is extending the opportunity to play in Australia to age group sides, and the trip to Queensland will be an important part of the preparation for the 2021 Youth Touch World Cup.

In all England is taking a 15-strong Girls 20s team and 16-strong Boys 20s team, with 13 clubs represented in total.

GIRLS 20s TEAM

Head Coach – Leah Cuthbertson

Anna Crossley (Chester Cheetahs), Thea Dawson (Cambridge), Alana Gauntlett (Crewe and Nantwich), Sophie Lloyd, Ella Loveridge (both Nottingham), Georgie Mascarenhas (Crewe and Nantwich), Kensie McNaught (CSSC London Eagles), Lucy Morriss (Crewe and Nantwich), Emma Oliver (Nottingham), Daisy Pank (University of Bath Hawks), Amelia Paton (Crewe and Nantwich), Isobel Penniceard (Wolves), Alice Summers (Canterbury), Olivia Walker (Wolves), Mia Watts (Peterborough)

BOYS 20s TEAM

Head Coach – Jeff Bimson

James Anderson (Chester Cheetahs), Cai Andrew (Thames Valley Vikings), Oliver Brassington (Nottingham), Keir Clark (Bristol Fijians), Ben Grinter (Chester Cheetahs), Henry Hardman (O2 – London Scottish Red Lions), Will Heath (Northampton COYS), Josh Henderson, Tom Lawton-Davies (both Thames Valley Vikings), Angus Lister (Canterbury), Matthew Maynard (Cambridge), Evan Michaels (CSSC London Eagles), Harry Missin, Sam Missin, William Murphy, Bradley Murphy (all Cambridge)

The Queensland All Schools Championships is the biggest event of its kind anywhere in the world, with more than 400 teams and 5,000 players taking part.

The 2020 All Schools will be at the Whites Hill Sports Complex in Brisbane between October 6th and 11th, with England’s trip subject to developments regarding Covid-19. Confirmation of participation will be made later in the year.

Sponsorship would make a massive difference in reducing the burden for these young players and their families, both at the All Schools and in the build-up to the 2021 Youth Touch World Cup. If a company would like to sponsor one of the teams then please contact Chris Simon via chris.simon@englandtouch.org.uk

We are England Touch

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