Selection to the England Age Group Programmes is a significant milestone for a junior hockey player.
England Age Group Programme Activity
Players will experience a best versus best training environment, either through training days or training camps leading to exposure of playing top European nations to include Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Home Nations in camp based activity or tournament. Players' education is delivered by specialists in the field of anti-doping, nutrition, strength and conditioning, injury management and psychology, with parents and guardians invited to immerse themselves in the education content.
How To Get Involved
Players are invited into the England Age Group environment after observation has taken place through one of a trials process, Futures Cup performance, School Games performances or evidence based, external coach recommendation.
Entry And Exit Points
The England Age Group Programme traditionally begins in September. The first part of the programme is an assessment period leading to a further selection point before final training squads are announced and these players are considered for matches and competition throughout the remainder of the programme.
Players who are no longer eligible for U18 England activity as they are too old, maybe nominated for the England U21 programme by the England U18 coaches. Players outside of the England age group programmes may be nominated for England U21 assessment by their National League clubs as part of an invitation process that takes place annually.
England Age Group Programme
The England Age Group Programme is run by England Hockey. Players will have access to experienced England Hockey coaches, team managers, physiotherapists and specialists who will support, guide and facilitate a high-quality environment to develop high-performance players.
England Age Group Observation Squads Update
Players have been selected to the England Age Group Observation Squads from Futures Cup, School Games, Open Trials and previous England Age Group squads.
England Age Group coaches have continued to observe the young players and have named the below England Age Group observation squads for December and January training activity:
1 Katie Alexander The Grange, Hartford Bowdon HC 2 Noa Armelin Kingston Grammar School Surbiton HC 3 Martha Bainbridge Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Kirkby Stephen HC 4 Martha Barratt Clifton College Clifton Robinsons HC 5 Evelyn Bell Oakham School Kingston HC 6 Olivia Breed Brighton College HC Knole Park 7 Ruby Butterfield Royal High School Bath Team Bath Buccaneers HC 8 Anna Cogdell Framlingham College Harleston Magpies HC 9 Amy Cornfield Exeter School ISCA HC 10 Louisa Cummins Newcastle High School for Girls Morpeth HC 11 Katherine Don-Wauchope Kingston Grammar School Wimbledon HC 12 Anna Faulstich Tonbridge Grammar School HC Knole Park 13 Helena Freshwater St Peters School, York York HC 14 bethany gardens Framlingham College Harleston Magpies HC 15 Emily Gilbert Godolphin & Latymer School Wimbledon HC 16 Bryony Gillgrass Kings School Worcester Stourport HC 17 Martha Goodridge Sir William Borlase's Grammar School Marlow HC 18 Charlotte Graham Dame Allan's School Whitley Bay and Tynemouth HC 19 Lexie Haig RGS Newcastle Morpeth HC 20 Josefina Hippe Weald of Kent Grammar School HC Knole Park 21 Amie Hunt Ipswich School Harleston Magpies HC 22 Anya Jackson AKS Lytham St Annes Fylde HC 23 Emily Jury Blundells School ISCA HC 24 Priya Kerfoot The Queen's School, Chester Neston HC 25 Tula Knowles Kingston Grammar School Wimbledon HC 26 Mia Moore Pangbourne College Reading HC 27 Beth Phillips Repton School Repton HC 28 Amelie Rees Wimbledon High School Wimbledon HC 29 Freya Richardson King's High School Warwick Khalsa Leamington HC 30 Evie Smith Sutton Valence School HC Knole Park 31 Ashlyn Stephenson Tranby School, East Yorkshire Leeds HC 32 Caitlin Thompson Dean Close School Gloucester City HC & Cheltenham HC 33 Tabby Vaughan Repton School Belper HC 34 Charlotte Watkins Claremont School HC Knole Park 35 Monica Watkins Lord Wandsworth College Guildford HC 36 Matilda Woodhead Invicta Grammar School Holcombe HC
1 Ehsan Anwar-Khan RGS Guildford Guildford HC 2 Jake Biggin Worksop College Doncaster HC 3 Sam Carleton The Ashcombe School Guildford HC 4 Charles Cook Seaford College Trojans HC & Fareham HC 5 Toby Day Prior Park College Team Bath Bucaneers HC 6 Sahib Dhillon Fernwood School Beeston HC 7 Matthew Dicker Wildern School Trojans HC 8 Zach Downey Trinity School Bromley and Beckenham HC & Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian HC 9 Douglas Duffus-Hodson Fulford School City of York Hockey Club 10 Mikey Eldridge Kingston Grammar School Wimbledon HC 11 Oliver Ewart-White Repton School Repton HC 12 Jamie Farris Cranleigh School Guildford HC 13 Will Ferguson Yarm School Stockon HC 14 William Grant Cheadle Hulme School Bowdon HC 15 Henry Green Culford School Cambridge City HC & Bury St Edmunds HC 16 Louis Greig Whitgift School Wimbledon HC 17 Harry Grinham Bradfield College Reading HC 18 Lars Hansen Trinity School Surbiton HC 19 Ben Hanson Howard of Effingham School Surbiton HC 20 Will Harvey Taunton School Taunton Vale HC 21 William Haspel Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon Surbiton HC 22 Oliver Hatton Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Timperley HC 23 Ben Hegan Churcher’s College Havant HC 24 Seth Hislop Hinchley Wood School Surbiton HC 25 Jack Hobkirk Calthorpe Park School Surbiton HC 26 Rohit Jakhu Bishop Vesey's Grammar School Sutton Coldfield HC 27 Taheem Javaid Repton School Repton HC 28 Rishi Khanna St James Senior Boys' School, Ashford Indian Gymkhana HC 29 Ben Kroeze Abbey Gate College Deeside Ramblers HC 30 Caspar Lea Solihull School Sutton Coldfield HC 31 Harry Montague Harrogate Grammar School Harrogate HC 32 James O'Malley-Kumar Bancroft's School Old Loughtonians HC 33 Marco Riley City of London School Hamsptead and Westminster HC 34 Eddie Rowney Sir Roger Manwood's School Canterbury HC 35 Anoop Sahota Beauchamp College Sikh Union Coventry HC 36 Teddy Warner Kingston Grammar School Surbiton HC 37 Hamish Weir Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport Cambridge City HC 38 Edward Wheeler Kingston Grammar School Teddington HC
1 Ruby Apoola Trent College Beeston HC 2 Alice Atkinson RGS Worcester Stourport HC 3 Lily Beer St Lawrence College Canterbury HC 4 Lottie Bingham Weald of Kent Grammar School HC Knole Park 5 Bronte Brough Repton School Repton HC 6 Matilda Butterworth Repton School Repton HC 7 Sophia Clark Reigate Grammar School Barnes HC 8 Tabitha Collier Haileybury College Southgate HC 9 Laura Cottee RGS Newcastle University of Durham HC 10 Jessica Dyson Epsom College Surbiton 11 Sienna Dunn Repton School Repton HC 12 Izzi Evans Repton School Repton HC 13 Anna Edwards Millfield School Team Bath Buccaneers HC 14 Sophie Flint Sheffield High School for Girls Sheffield Hallam HC 15 Caragh Haspel Trinity School Surbiton Hockey Club 16 Isabel Field Bedes School East Grinstead HC 17 Anastasia Horlock Marlborough College Reading HC 18 Miranda Jackson Repton School Repton HC 19 Lily Johnson Reed's School NA 20 Saskia Lawrence Blundell's School ISCA HC 21 Clementine Houlden Clifton College Clifton Robinsons HC 22 Ryana MacDonald-Gay Bedes School Sevenoaks HC 23 Phillippa Jowett Repton School Repton HC 24 Martha le Huray Kingston Grammar School Surbiton HC 25 Ericka Morris-Adams The Grange School Bowdon HC 26 Sofia Martin Queenswood School Southgate HC 27 Anna Morley King Edward VI Southampton Trojans HC 28 Anna Payne Dean Close Gloucester HC 29 Chloe Plumb St Lawrence College Ramsgate Canterbury HC 30 Amelia Pollock Repton School Repton HC 31 Kea Murray Kingston Grammar School Wimbledon HC 32 Dora Savory Godalming College Guildford HC 33 Jenny O'Grady St George's College Weybridge Surbiton HC 34 Pascale Pottier Weald of Kent Grammar School HC Knole Park 35 Gemma Townsend Reeds School Cobham Surbiton HC 36 Elani Sherwood Surbiton High Senior Surbiton HC 37 Molly Smith Brentwood School Southgate HC 38 Izzy Shelley Invicta Grammar School Holcombe HC 39 Briony Sollars Surbiton High School WImbledon HC 40 Eleana Stevenson Queen’s College Taunton ISCA HC 41 Ottilie Sykes Repton School Repton HC
1 Josh Barrott Ardingly College East Grinstead HC 2 Caspar Beyer Charterhouse Surbiton HC 3 Hari Bhogal Prince Henry's Grammar School Beeston HC 4 Ed Brice Ipswich School Harleston Magpies HC 5 James Carleton The Ashcombe School Guildford HC 6 Joseph Cotton Trinity School Croydon Oxted HC 7 Archie Crowley Davenant Foundation School Old Loughtonians HC 8 Luis Cuttle Sandbach School Brooklands MU HC 9 Jacob Edwards Katharine Lady Berkeley's School Team Bath Buccaneers HC 10 Harvey Edwards The John Warner School Old Loughtonians HC 11 Alexander England King Edward VI Southampton Trojans HC 12 Alex Erlam Altrincham Grammar School For Boys Brooklands HC 13 Tommy Finney Bradfield College Reading HC 14 Oliver Firth Trent College Beeston HC 15 George Fletcher Repton School Repton HC 16 Benjamin Gaze Cranleigh School Guildford HC 17 Nathan Gladman Davenant Foundation School Old Loughtonians HC 18 Ted Graves Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Bowdon HC 19 Daniel Hamilton Langley Park School for Boys Bromley and Beckenham HC 20 Luke Holland Whitgift School East Grinstead HC 21 Ollie King Bristol Grammar School Clifton Robinsons HC 22 Ollie Lander Whitgift School East Grinstead HC 23 Ollie Mallett Millfield School Team Bath Buccaneers HC 24 Sam Parkes Whitgift School Wimbledon HC 25 Dylan Parry St George's College Weybridge Surbiton HC 26 Jacob Pengelly Taunton School ISCA HC 27 William Petter Whitgift School Wimbledon HC 28 Hugh Phillips-Bland Abbotsholme School Chesterfield HC 29 Cole Pidcock The Grange School, Cheshire Bowdon HC 30 Frederik Pollard Sir William Borlase's Grammar School Marlow HC 31 Oliver Rundle Callywith College Plymouth Marjons HC 32 Harrison Scott Edgbarrow College Reading HC 33 Connor Sign Ashby School Beeston HC 34 Tom Spreckley Hitchin Boys School Cambridge City HC 35 Harrison Stone Repton School Repton HC 36 Jonathan Sturch-Hibbitt Whitgift School Wimbledon HC 37 Josh Tikare Whitgift School Bromley and Beckenham HC 38 Felix Tully Cheadle Hulme School Brooklands MU HC 39 Robert Wilson Kingswood Senior School, Bath Team Bath Buccaneers HC 40 David Wood St Georges College Weybridge Old Georgians HC
The listed players will continue with England Age Group observation and assessment activity, working towards a place in the final training squad.