All the pics from the tournament were taken by Richard Clapperton and can be found here and our videos can be viewed here Many thanks to Richard and Jenny Jackson for their help in supplying results and more from Prague.
Game 1 v SUI Fri 21 April 2017
Strong start for our England U17s as they beat Switzerland 32-4 (10-0, 9-3, 9-0, 4-1) in their opening match at the EU Nations Cup in Prague. Here’s a video of Milly Wordley expertly converting a penalty against Switzerland to make it 5-0 early in the first quarter.
Next up are the hosts, Czech Republic, 4.45pm start UK time.
England U17s’ strong start to their EU Nations Cup campaign continues with an impressive 20-1 (7-0, 5-0, 5-1, 3-0) victory over the hosts, Czech Republic. Defensively strong and prolific in attack, the girls produced another fantastic team performance.
Special mention to goalkeeper Sophie Jackson for her stunning penalty save in the first quarter below
Next up are Germany, tomorrow (Saturday) morning, 10.30am start UK time. Live stream > https://youtu.be/7l45zrZt2EE
England U17s’ stormed to their third successive victory at the EU Nations Cup this morning with a 23-1 (3-0, 7-0, 7-0, 6-1) triumph over Germany. England dominated the match from the start and were ruthless in attack as they raced into a 10-0 lead by half-time. It was also another strong defensive performance and we were unfortunate to be denied a clean sheet as Germany found a way through late on.
Next up are Denmark, this (Saturday) afternoon, 4.45pm start UK time. Live stream > https://youtu.be/7l45zrZt2EE
A win will secure top spot in Group B and a place in tomorrow’s gold medal game.
Game 4 v DNK Sat 22 April 2017
England U17s have booked their place in the gold medal match of the EU Nations Cup after a powerful 18-1 (3-0, 2-0, 3-0, 10-1) victory over Denmark.
The outstanding result confirms England as clear winners of Group B with maximum points after four wins from four, scoring an incredible 93 goals and conceding only 7.
South Africa await in tomorrow’s (Sunday) showpiece final, 1.20pm start UK time. Live stream > https://youtu.be/7l45zrZt2EE
England raced into an early 4-0 lead and it was an advantage they never looked like giving up.
Defensively sound and superb on the counter, England were too strong for South Africa as they controlled the rest of the match to finish up worthy winners.
Champions England played five, won five and dominated this tournament from day one, firing in an incredible 105 goals and conceding only 14!
Massive congratulations to all the players and coaches, and many, many thanks to all the support here and back home!
Enjoy the celebrations!
England U17s’ gold-medal winning squad in full > Abbi Smith, Amy Potter, Annie Clapperton, Emily Pyper, Emmie-Rose Eastwood, Isabel Larder, Katy Cutler, Lily Turner, Milly Wordley, Molly Boniface-Ashton, Poppy Mayall, Robyn Greenslade, Sophie Jackson & Stephanie Whittaker.
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August is traditionally a quiet month on the domestic competition front as teams enjoy some downtime in advance of the start of the BWPL in September. It is great to see that many teams have been on tour. Six players from Newton Abbot were invited on a trip to Ter Apel in the Netherlands to play in the 53rd Zepta Water Polo tournament with Devonport Royal. Over the weekend the girls played in a number of matches with the Devonport Dragons coming first place in their group,