Mark Downes and Steve Sanders, Joint Youth Team Managers have named their respective U22’s and U18’s teams to travel to Portugal to compete in the World Championships on 25th – 26th July 2009.

The two venues will both be difficult this year, with the hosts Portugal being the team to beat.
Mark Downes said “Steve and I have been to both the venues before, both are on the River Sorraia , Corouche, which we fished some 10 years ago and Santa Justa which Steve took his U18’s team to just two years ago. Both will be Waggler dominated venues with Barbel being the predominant species.”

The U22’s team is:

Cameron Hughes – Kamasan Starlets
Calum Dicks – Daiwa Dorking
Eric Yeomans – Shakespeare
Rick Hines – Saints
Jonn Taylor – Sensas Mark 1
Alex Bates – Sensas Mark 1

The U18’s team is:

Matt Godfrey – Maver Barnsley
Matt Derry – Fox Tipton Match
Danny Huxley – Doncaster
Connor Barlow – Garbolino NW
Daniel Hall – Sensas Mark 1

Mark Downes added: “We have two really strong teams with plenty of experience, I am sure we will be well represented on the podium this year.”

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