Clean Sweep on Day One in Europe

Both England's men and women's teams recorded double victories on day one of their respective EuroHockey Indoor Nations competitions.

In Rouen, the women beat Wales 6-0 before going on to beat the hosts France 7-0.  Leicester's Chloe Rogers netted six times in the two games with other goals coming from Canterbury's Natalie Semour, Slough pairing Chloe Strong and Ashleigh Ball and Leicester's Beckie Herbert.

18 year old University of Birmingham player Sarah Haycroft has this afternoon flown out to France to replace England captain Sally Walton who withdrew from the squad due to illness prior to the competition getting underway.

England face Sweden at 9:35am and Croatia at 1:55pm tomorrow (times are UK time).

A full match reports can be found in the International section of the website by click on the link below.

Follow the England women's results at the EuroHockey Indoor Nations Challenge

In Poznan, England's men are on still on course in their quest for promotion to the Championship division from the Trophy and with it, secure a place at the 2011 Indoor World Cup, also to be held in Poznan, Poland.

In their opening game on Friday they defeated Portugal 4-1 thanks to goals from Simon Egerton of Bowdon, Surbiton's Richard Alexander (2) and Loughborough Students' Richard Smith.  Egerton (2) and Smith were also on target against Belarus in their second game of the day as England improved to beat the Eastern Europeans 9-1 with Reading's Jonty Clarke (2) and Richard Springham scoring along with HGC (and East Grinstead indoors) star Ashley Jackson and Beeston's Adam Dixon rounding out the victory.

The results means England will definitely finish in the top two in Pool A, with Switzerland and their first second round pool match to come on Saturday. The Swiss game takes place at 12:00pm GMT.

You can read the men's match reports in the International section by clicking on the link below.

Follow the England men's results at the EuroHockey Indoor Nations Trophy