England's U16 & U18 Boys & Girls in Four Nations action

England U16 girls NAGS 2013

England's U16 & U18 boys and girls teams are in action over Easter weekend with the boys travelling to Valencia to take on hosts Spain, Netherlands & Germany while the girls stay on home soil to host Scotland, Netherlands and Germany at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire.

For many of the players, especially at the Under 16 age group, this will be the first time they have represented England on their pathway along hockey’s single system and we wish them the best of luck as they embark on a new chapter. There is also a huge thank you and congratulations to extend to the coaches and teachers at their clubs and schools who have helped them to reach this level.

The Four Nations tournament is an annual event played at Easter which usually features England, Netherlands, Germany and Spain and which once again is the line up in the Boys event. However, the Girls have a slightly different look this time round with Scotland replacing Spain. This will be the second time Lilleshall NSC has hosted this event, having been the venue for the Boys’ equivalent two years ago. The teams play off against each other on the first three days of competition with a final between the top two and a third/fourth play-off on Easter Monday.

With more bad weather hitting areas of England last weekend, Lilleshall has been under snow much of the week but the staff at the venue have worked hard to get the pitch clear for the event and all eyes now turn to the forecast and temperature in hope the pitch will remain playable. We are pleased to report that teams have been training on the pitch without problems.

Spectators are welcome along to Lilleshall to support the Girls. Admission to the venue which includes a stand and catering is free.

Click here to see the match schedule & results for the U16 Girls
Click here to see the match schedule & results for the U18 Girls
Click here to see the match schedule & results for the U16 Boys
Click here to see the match schedule  & results for the U18 Boys

Results for the Girls and Boys will be available on our website throughout the weekend and you can follow the action from Lilleshall on twitter too. If you Tweet us make sure you use #4NationsHockey