THE National Federation of Anglers’ International coaches is on the look-out for young anglers who are capable of landing medals for the England Junior and Youth teams in the World Championships being fished in Mora and Cabecao (
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“But this year we have a ‘double-barrelled’ World Championship insomuch as a new under 16-year-old event has been added to the competition.
”Because I have recently had a shoulder operation and can’t fish I have been able to visit more venues and watch more match anglers and I believe we have some real talent out there.”
With Will Raison and Stu Conroy having progressed through the NFA junior ranks, junior angling in this country looks healthy and Mark Downes and his assistant, Joe Roberts, sense the NFA coaching achievements are proving rewarding.
“The new Junior International will breathe new life into the International teams and give us the extra time we need to coach the youngsters who have an ambition to be a long term International,” says Downes.
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“To fish for the new Junior England team, anglers will have to be under 16, and will have to be accompanied by an adult who will have to pay his/her own expenses. We are looking for anglers who are equally competent with a waggler or pole.”
Nomination forms are now available from NFA headquarters or through the NFA website www.nfadirect.com. Nominations must be received no later than