Game 1 SCO v ENG, March 23rd
England’s U16s started their EU Nations U17s campaign with a narrow 7-5 (2-0, 2-1, 2-1, 1-3) defeat to Scotland.
A strong finish and battling performance for our young players, who were competing against older and more experienced teams here in Prague.
Lots of positives to build on and take into our next match this afternoon against Denmark, 5.30pm start (UK time)
England’s U16s sensationally beat Denmark 14-7 (2-2, 4-0, 4-4, 4-1) in Prague at the EU Nations.
The strong performance was the perfect response to the morning’s defeat to Scotland and sees England finish top of Group C on goal difference.
England will now go into Saturday’s crossovers against Austria and Belgium full of confidence, 12.50pm start (UK time).
Disciplined in defence, and clinical in front of goal, England pulled away in the second quarter against Denmark before a powerful finish ensured a memorable victory
What a performance! England U16s lose out to Austria 8-7 (3-0, 0-1, 0-2, 5-4) here at the EU Nations, but they deserved so much more.
Despite a poor first quarter, Phil Powell’s young side battled back strongly to give the Austrians a real scare.
A fantastic team effort, with all the players giving their all and they were so close to completing a stunning turnaround. Well played, lads
Game 4 ENG v BEL March 24th
England U16s put in another strong performance here at the EU Nations, but lose out 14-11 (4-5, 3-1, 4-1, 3-4) to a more experienced Belgium.
Phil Powell’s young players started and finished the stronger side and were unfortunate to be behind going into the third quarter.
Fantastic experience for our young side as we build towards next year’s European Championships
Bring on the tournament favourites South Africa tomorrow.
Game 5 RSA v ENG March 25th
England U16s have finished fourth at the EU Nations Junior Men’s Tournament.
Phil Powell’s talented youngsters, who were playing a year out of age, ended their campaign with a battling 13-3 (2-0, 3-1, 7-1, 1-1) defeat to overall champions South Africa on Sunday, as the preparations for next year’s European Championships continue.
Lots of positives to take from their first international competition, with some excellent performances and the highlight being topping Group C.
Congratulations to all the squad and coaches, as finishing fourth out of 12 is a huge achievement, and many thanks for all the support out here in Prague and back home 👍💪
All our pics & videos from the event are now available here > https://flickr.com/pho…/146750638@N08/sets/72157694116172664
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Good luck to England Water Polo’s Andy Rollé, who is flying out to Japan today to report on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games water polo tournament. Andy will be based at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre and the competition will see him reunited with FINA media legend Russell McKinnon in the press tribune. This is Andy’s third consecutive Olympic Games after successful stints working for the local organising committees in London and Rio.