National Age Group Squads selected

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After a fantastic four days of Futures Cup action at Oaklands College, the England coaches have undertaken the difficult task of selecting players to be taken forward for the Under 16 and Under 18 national training squad.

432 athletes represented the 24 teams at the Futures Cup and the standard was extremely high. Spectators were treated to an abundance of goals, saves and plenty of drama as the brightest young talent stood toe to toe in pursuit of glory and their chance to realise their dream of representing their country.

Players have now been selected for the Under 16 Boys, U16 Girls, U18 Boys and U18 Girls training squads, those being taken forward at this time are on the links below: 

U16 Boys  U16 Girls

U18 Boys U18 Girls

Please could both selected and non-selected players read the attached document (at the bottom of the page) to find out about the next steps in the Player Pathway.

Ed Barney, Performance Director at, England Hockey commented: “Futures Cup has provided an excellent best versus best tournament environment. Our sincere thanks goes to St Albans Hockey Club and Oaklands College, not forgetting the small army of volunteers who have made a significant contribution to put on a quality event.

"With the ‘end in mind’ and taking into consideration the Overarching Principles, it’s encouraging to see players from across Great Britain playing with such intensity, showcasing their ability to execute skills and making good decisions under pressure. I very much look forward to watching all of the players within the Player Pathway and across the home nations continue their development over the coming months and years. For those successful in making the squads, there will be a fantastic period of further development as players prepare and learn how to perform on the international stage”

Training schedules and match schedules will follow in due course, but in the meantime we would like to congratulate all the players on their efforts and on being selected.