16 Jan 2023

England Cadet Boys squad for CEV U17s Championships qualifier

England Cadet Boys squad for CEV U17s Championships qualifier

England U17 Boys are set to play in their first competition of 2023.

A 12-man squad will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, to play in round 1 of the CEV U17s Championships.

England will face pool B rivals Greece, Serbia and Türkiye between 18-20 January in Germany. 

England U17 Girls recently returned from playing round 1 in Germany. They did their country proud playing against strong teams from France, Italy and Germany, becoming the first English side to enter the competition in four years.


  • Julien Martin (La Roche Volley-ball) – Opposite
  • Joshua Sturland (Newcastle Staffs) – Middle
  • Stuart Perry (Boswells) – Outside
  • Daniel Sampson (Richmond) – Setter
  • James Cox (Newcastle Staffs) – Setter
  • Sam Smallwood (Sheffield) – Outside
  • Nathan Hampshire (Leeds Gorse) – Outside
  • Cayde Keates (Northampton) – Middle
  • Zachary Pavitt (London Lynx) – Opposite
  • Maksymilian Makowski (Leeds Gorse) – Libero
  • Patryk Podwika (Richmond) (c) – Setter
  • Kieran Carstens (Northampton, East Northants) – Opposite

  • Keith Trenam – Coach
  • Antonio Codrington – Team Manager
  • David Roberts – Assistant Coach
  • Piotr Makowski – Assistant Coach


  • Wednesday, 18th January, 17:30 (local) – England vs Türkiye 
  • Thursday, 19th January, 17:30 (local) – Greece vs England
  • Friday, 20th January, 17:30 (local) – Serbia vs England 

Matches are set to be live streamed via the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation's YouTube channel.

Visit the CEV website for more information