England's U21 Men heading to Belgium for EuroHockey Junior Nations Championship

England's Brendan Creed injects the ball

From 20-26 July 2014 England's U21 Men are in Belgium for one of the biggest junior tournaments in Europe, the EuroHockey Junior Nations Championship.

England are in Pool A with Belgium, Poland and France, and Pool B consists of Austria, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. The England side will be out in Europe from Tuesday 15 July, taking part in a training camp before the main event.

In the run-up to the tournament, England's U21 Men have recently faced both the Netherlands, at Bisham Abbey, and Germany, in Moers, recording back-to-back series wins.

Speaking after the series, England U21 Men's Head Coach John Bleby said: "We've had an excellent few weeks with us really demonstrating our strengths in defence and attack and becoming a side that will be very difficult to beat. Even though we are delighted to have recorded back to back series wins against the strongest teams in Europe we are keeping our feet firmly on the ground and understand that we have to perform at the highest level in the European Championships to achieve anything. I genuinely feel that there is more to come from this team and will make sure that we prepare meticulously for next week’s campaign."

The following have been selected to participate in the EuroHockey Junior Nations Championship to be held in Waterloo, from 20-26 July 2014. To see all of the fixtures, click here.


Harry Gibson (GK) - Loughborough Students
Simon Hujwan (GK) - Sheffield Hallam
Brendan Creed - Sheffield Hallam
Luke Taylor - East Grinstead
Jonty Griffiths - Loughborough Students
Liam Sanford - Wycombe
Jonny Gall - Surbiton
James Albery - Cambridge City
Rob Farrington vLoughborough Students
Joe Sharp - Beeston
Sam Spencer - Loughborough Students
David Goodfield - Sheffield Hallam
Arjan Drayton-Chana - Cannock
James Gall - Surbiton
Ben Boon - Reading
Ed Horler - Bath Buccaneers
Sam French Birmingham - University
James Simpson - Olton and West Warwicks