U14 Boys and Girls Inter Insular Matches

This Sunday Jersey's U14 girls and boys take on Guernsey in the annual inter insular matches.  For the boys it will be a double header with the result  also counting towards their group in the England Hockey U14 Tier 2 Championship.

Both training squads have been working hard in the lead up to the matches and are looking forward to Sunday.  The girls' coach, Neil Merritt, said “Although the girls are only just back into training after the Christmas break, it’s already clear they have carried through their good form from their excellent performances in England last month. If they play with the same energy, pace and power as they did then, and score more readily from the chances they create, they should do very well. That noted, Guernsey will be a tough challenge as always, so there won’t be any room for complacency.”

Jersey's Girls U14 squad will be selected from the following 18 girls:-

Lucy Brandie
Isabella Byrom
Kaitlyn Cadoret
Emily Camacho
Daisy Carpenter
Theodora Caser
Chloe Cutting
Phoebe  Gorman
Holly Griffin
Lottie James
Olivia Labesse
Chloe Lagadu
Ava Le Cornu
Mia Maguire
Analise Merritt
Laura Mossop
Eliza Ostroumoff (GK)
Grace Wetherall

Coach:  Neil Merritt

For the boys.  Their performances in England last month provided their coaches with a good deal of encouragement for what this group could attain.  One of the boys' coaches, Sarah Heelis, said "They are a talented group of boys and we are pleased to be able to give them the opportunity to enter the England Hockey championships for the first time this year and, of course, we always look forward to taking on Guernsey.  It is vital that we offer them the chance to go up against their peers, something we cannot do on island.  They have ability and a lot of pace so we hope to create chances to score in abundance!  Our finishing let us down in the UK in early December 2019 but we hope to overcome that on Sunday.  Overall, we want the boys to go out there, show what they can do and to enjoy the whole experience.  They are a great group to coach."

Jersey Boys U14 squad:-

  1. Archie Scate (GK)
  2. Ben Heelis
  3. Conor O'Keeffe
  4. Eddie Rothwell
  5. Edo van Eijden
  6. Henry Johnson
  7. Jack Steves (vice-capt)
  8. Joe Gower
  9. Louis Kelly
  10. Patrick Filleul
  11. Sam Watling
  12. Samuel Hunter
  13. Samuel Reynolds
  14. Theo Pirouet
  15. Will Hodgson (capt)

Coaches:  Sarah Heelis, Jenna Johnson and Simon Watling

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