Following a successful under 18’s trial held on Saturday 11th June 2011 at Gold Valley Lakes, Nr Aldershot, Steve Sanders the Manager for the Sensas U18’s England Youth team has selected his squad for the World Championships at Castelfranco on the River Arno.
This prolific venue has large stocks of catfish from 1lb to 8lb with some mullet and carp.
The team will consist of; Connor Barlow, age 17 from Manchester, Ryan Watson, age 17 from Surrey, Alex Clements age 17 from Hampshire, Rory Jones, age 16 from Herefordshire and Jake Dye age 16 from Nottinghamshire.
Mark Downes, Manager of Drennan U22s England Youth Team is happy to announce his line up who will compete in the World Angling Games in Italy from 28th August – 4th September 2011.
Joining three times World Youth Champion Matt Godfrey, are Matt Derry and Cameron Hughes who already have 7 caps between them, James Dent from Yarm who has not only impressed in the two trials at Packington but throughout the year with his Barnsley Team, and Brighouse’s Frankie Gianoncelli who shone in both practice sessions.
Mark Downes, Drennan U22’s England Manager said “With four 19 year olds in the squad it is a young team, but one I’m convinced will bring back a medal from the prolific River Arno near Pisa. We have been on this venue twice before, bringing back silver and bronze team and a gold individual medal for Paul Starbuck. This will be a tough Championship but gold is achievable.”
Dick Clegg, OBE, International Events Manager said “Because of the absence of Mark Downes who will be looking after Drennan Team England with Mark Addy, Joe Roberts has been charged with managing the under 22’s this year. Joe has been a constant coach with the under 22’s and I have no doubt that he will be really up for it. The last time Joe took sole charge was in the 2006 games in Portugal and the team came back with a silver medal.”