England U18 Boys continue toward EuroHockey Championships

England U18 Boys Team Photo

Continuing their work towards the EuroHockey Championships in Vienna, Austria, the England U18 Boys went up against Germany on the 9/10 July.

After a well played series against Belgium earlier this month, England will have gone into these games looking to keep up the good work. However, Germany proved to be worthy opponents, showing that there's still some work to be done after getting in 16 goals to England's four.

The England team manager had this to day after the final game:
"The series was very beneficial to the group as a development process and we learned quickly from the physical intensity, technical ability and tactical awareness that the Germans showed.

"We matched this more effectively and for longer periods in this game and this will be vital going forward to the matches ahead in the Europeans. The team were upbeat about their performance but are very much committed to focussed improvement in the final preparations for the first game against Belgium in Vienna in just over a week."

*Further match information can be found below

More about the EuroHockey Championships

The EuroHockey Youth Nations Championships is an annual tournament for national age group teams that takes place each summer. The U16 and U18 competitions alternate so that each takes place every second year.

The Boys EuroHockey U18 Championship will be held in Vienna, Austria from July 22-28. The 8 teams are split in to two pools; Pool A includes Belgium, England, Netherlands and Austria and Pool B includes Spain, France, Germany and Scotland.

Competition Format

The Pool stage sees two pools of four teams. Each side plays the other three teams in its Pool to determine the Pool standings. After each side has played each other once, the crossover matches begin. The top team in Pool A plays the second top side in Pool B in semi-final 1 while the top side in Pool B takes on the second team in Pool A in semi-final 2 with the winners of each contesting the final and the losers of each competing in the Bronze medal match.

For those that finish third and fourth in Pools A and B, the competition progresses as follows; the third and fourth placed teams in one Pool plays both the third and fourth placed teams in the opposite Pool. Final classification (including relegation to the 'Trophy') is based on the results of these matches.

For more information on the EuroHockey Championships, please click here

Tuesday 9th
England 2 (0)
James Gall, 36, PC
Isaac O'Connor, 63, FG

Germany 6 (3)
Lukas Windfeder, 3, 53, PC, PC
Tom Grambusch, 17, 44, PC, PC
Paul Kaufman, 30, 70, FG, PC

Wednesday 10th
England 1 (1)
James Gall, 3, FG

Germany 6 (2)
Florian Scholten, 5, PC
Jennings Hutterman, 8, 64, FG, FG
Lukas Windfeder, 45, PC
Max Godau, 58, FG
Christian Schmiedel, 63, FG

Thursday 11th
England 1 (1)
Will Seward, 34, PC

Germany 4 (2)
Weinke, 6, 48, PC, PC
Christian Schmeidel, 31, FG
Florian Scholten, 46, FG