Junior England squads announced for Cornacchia World Cup
11th April 2019
The squads for the England U19 Men’s and Women’s squads for the upcoming Cornacchia World Cup in Italy have been announced.
Taking place during the Easter Holidays (19-22th April), the tournament features a mix of national and club teams from the U19 age groups, including Poland, Italy, Russia, Germany and Japan. This is the 37th edition of the tournament since its establishment in 1983, making it one of the oldest junior competitions in the world.
The Junior Men will kick off their campaign on Saturday the 20th April against a Polish team in their first group match, before fixtures against a German team and Italian club side La Piave Volley. It will be a first tournament for the team's newly appointed coaching team. Since last year’s tournament, head coach Steve Anderson has taken the step up from assistant coach with Kieran Sowden appointed as his assistant.
It will also be a debut for the England Junior Women. This is the first time the Women's Under 19s have competed in the Cornacchia World Cup and they’ll hope to make their mark as they begin their campaign against Italian Club side Treviso on Saturday 20th April. Their other group matches are against German club side ARGE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG and fellow Italian club LIBERTAS MARTIGNACCO UDINE. Like the men’s team, this will be the first major tournament for the coaching team as head coach Danny Primus and his assistant Alex Smith take charge of their first tournament.
The Boys are in Pool G – full schedule here
The Girls are in Pool D - full schedule here
England Junior Men's squad: Andrew Pearson, Benjamin Lucas, David Hodson, Iraj Safaee, James Ledbury, Jonathan Drysdale-Anderson, Joshua Green, Max Norton-Steele, Noah Goalen, Tom Falkner Ham, William Evans, William Mottershaw, Yoan Kuzmanov.
England Junior Women's squad: Alice Brand, Amy Lane, Elizabeth Morgan, Carla Hulme, Georgia McGovern, Katie Keefe, Lauren Cadwgan, Leah Blight, Lucy Bluck, Remi Knight, Abigail Littler, Sofia Nicholson, Bethan Appleton-Jones.