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Teams announced for 2022 Junior Touch Championships

Four England teams have been announced for the 2022 Junior Touch Championships.

This year’s event, the first Junior Touch Championships to be held since 2019, are returning to France, this time to the Sports Centre De Vichy in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhones-Alpes region.

England are the reigning champions from the last edition, taking home the Gold medals in the Boys 18s, Girls 18s, Mixed 18s and Mixed 15s.

The 64 players and 11 non-travelling reserves were whittled down from the initial 158 players chosen in the boys and girls squads following the 2021 Nationals.

Nineteen clubs are represented, from as far afield as Canterbury, Manchester, Leeds and Cheltenham, and there will be a residential training weekend in Nottingham in early July before the teams head to France.

Many congratulations to all of the players who have been chosen to represent their country!

Boys 18s

Head Coach Jon Weston-Stanley

Asst Coaches Nathan Bourke, Alex Scott

Sam Clacher CSSC London Eagles/SETA
Harrison Cross CSSC London Eagles/SETA
Jacob Gumbs NW Blades
Ivor Harrington West Wildcats
Sebastian Hillebrand Thames Valley Vikings/West Wildcats
Thomas Kerr Midland Tigers
Dylan Madge Oxford/West Wildcats
William Murphy Cambridge/Midland Tigers
Lucas Norton West Wildcats
Tom Penniceard Wolves/SETA
Max Penniceard CSSC London Eagles/SETA
Benjamin Smith Camp Hill/West Wildcats
Joseph Thompson  Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Ellis Watts Peterborough/Midland Tigers
Tom Wilson Wolves/SETA
Charlie Wood Wigan Warriors/NW Blades
Non-Travelling Reserve
Kapene Plews Wolves/SETA

Girls 18s

Head Coach Andy Penniceard

Asst Coaches Emily Simon, Oscar Davies

Anna Dennis Wigan Warriors/NW Blades
Cerys Godwin Cheltenham/West Wildcats
Bea Graham Wolves/SETA
India Halsall Wigan Warriors/NW Blades
Lucy Hawkrigg Crewe and Nantwich/NW Blades
Charlotte Lloyd Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Maddie Miles-Kingston Cheltenham/West Wildcats
Iris Nasir Canterbury/SETA
Mathilde Palmer Denning West Wildcats
Isobelle Phipps Thames Valley Vikings/West Wildcats
Abigail Pritchard Canterbury/SETA
Olivia Rawlinson  SETA
Phoebe Simon Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Alice Summers Galaxy London/SETA
Mia Watts Peterborough/Midland Tigers
Jessica Wright Crewe and Nantwich/NW Blades
Non- Travelling Reserves
Molly Jones Yorkshire Thorns/NW Blades
Cathryn Richardson-Waldin Wolves/SETA
Matilda Setna Wolves/SETA

Mixed 18s

Head Coach Sam Lawton-Davies

Asst Coaches Bex Holmes, Bradley Murphy

Annie Ainscough Thames Valley Vikings/NW Blades
Zara Atkin Thames Valley Vikings/West Wildcats
Thomas Cowan Cheltenham/West Wildcats
Archie Devlin Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Samuel Dixon NQ Rebels/NW Blades
Matthew Hawes Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Chloe Hill SETA
Adam Jacques Chester Cheetahs/NW Blades
Thomas Jacques Chester Cheetahs/NW Blades
Maisie Pollard Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Poppy Riddleston Revolution/West Wildcats
Jacob Rigby Wigan Warriors/NW Blades
Samuel Thorpe NQ Rebels/NW Blades
Isaac Wheatley Wigan Warriors/NW Blades
Ted Wilson Chester Cheetahs/NW Blades
Emma Martin Wolves/SETA
Non-Travelling Reserves
Charlie Rowberry Revolution/West Wildcats
Charlotte Shuker Greater Birmingham Bears/West Wildcats
Sophie Wadsworth Camp Hill/West Wildcats

Mixed 15s

Head Coach Claire Rylance

Asst Coaches Will Lupton, Chris Wade

Esme Ashley Crewe and Nantwich/NW Blades
Bailey Blackburn Banbury Saxons/West Wildcats
Sam Dean Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Ella Dean Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Cara Edwards Thames Valley Vikings/West Wildcats
Ethan Gallagher West Wildcats
Sofia Lawton Chester Cheetahs/NW Blades
Ben Lucraft  
Benjamin McInnes Camp Hill/West Wildcats
Izaac Oxford West Wildcats
Theo Oxford West Wildcats
Ellis Pearce Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Archie Penniceard Wolves/SETA
Maisie Rosewell Revolution/West Wildcats
Oliver Simon Nottingham/Midland Tigers
Eloise Hillebrand Thames Valley Vikings/West Wildcats
Non-Travelling Reserves
Louie Carolan Midland Tigers
Ella Coyne SETA
Austen Cross Wolves/SETA
Imogen Loveridge Nottingham/Midland Tigers

We are England Touch

Some space. A ball. Your mates. A game
Your team. A competition. Maybe a trophy or two
Work hard. Develop skills. Get selected. Represent your nation
Volunteer time. Pick up a whistle. Make a difference
This is England Touch. Good times in a sport for all