MARK Downes has contacted Total-Fishing with the great news that England has followed its gold in the seniors with gold in both the Under 21 and Under 16 categories at the World Youth Championships in Serbia.
To add icing onto the cake, Kiveton Notts angler Matt Godfrey (14) took individual gold with the only perfect two point score and Oliver Scotthorne (yes, that’s Alan’s son) has taken the bronze in the under 16s, which England won by a street. Pemb Wighting took the silver in the Under 21s category.
Under 16s: 1 England, 20pts, 37.615kg; 2 Czech Republic, 31, 33.310kg; 2 France, 34, 33.765kg; 4 Hungary, 56, 27.420kg; 5 Italy, 59, 25.485kg.
Under 16 individuals; 1 Matt Geoffrey, England, 2pts, 7.625kg; 2 Gregory Cornut, France, 3, 9.805kg; 3 Oliver Scotthorne, England, 3, 7.735kg; 4 Samantha Perkins, England, 7.070kg; 5 Eric Yeomans, England, 4, 8.410kg.
Under 21s; 1 England, 44pts, 40.480kg; 2 France, 50.5, 37.105kg; 3 Hungary, 55, 36.275kg; 4 Poland, 68, 32.600kg; 5 Serbia and Montenegro, 71, 28.980kg.
Others: 12 Wales, 121, 20.690kg.
Under 21s Individuals: 1 Laszlo Csillag, Hungary, 2pts, 10.200kg; 2 Pemb Wighting, England, 4, 9.330kg; 3 Sebastian Macza, Poland, 6, 9.250kg.
Others: 9 Callum Dicks, England, 8pts; 16 John Plows, England, 10pts; 18 Ricky Hines, England, 11pts; 20 Emma Pickering, England, 11pts
Here’s what the NFA have to say:
In a fantastic result England Juniors and England Intermediates have both each taken the team Gold in the World Youth Championships in Serbia.
To round off the medals Notts angler Matt Godfrey (14) took individual gold with the only perfect two point score and Oliver Scotthorne took the bronze in the under 16s. Pemb Wighting also took the silver in the Under 21s category.
This follows the Gold medal Drennan Team England (England’s Senior Team) took earlier in the month in Finland and makes it an impressive 3 International Gold medals for England coach Mark Downes. Mark has also coached his local team to a gold medal in the National Championships and is looking forward to both the Six Nations this August in Glasgow and the European Championships this September in Slovakia.
“I hope that we can now build on our World title and achieve the ultimate double.” – Mark Addy joint England Manager anticipates the European Championship.