England Hopes Squad

The England Hopes squad is our introductory training programme for young players predominately aged 13 and under.

The England Hopes squad is our introductory training programme for young players predominately aged 13 and under and as part of our England Performance pathway.

Players who apply are shortlisted and invited to attend our assessment day or invited in to attend a training day throughout the year. Players need to be able to demonstrate a solid technical ability, a physical foundation on which to build and traits of their character which are vital for performance, such as:

  • Resilience – need to have a “never say die” attitude;
  • Problem solver – players who continually search to find a way in any situation;
  • Ability to concentrate and focus in demanding and challenging situations;
  • Positive attitude and determination to be better;
  • Willingness and openness to learning;
  • Strong work ethic – willing to push their capabilities and work in the “Ugly Zone”
  • Self-reliance

The programme will focus on developing more the of fundamental technical, tactical, physical and mental skills needed for the sport through the England Skills award framework.

Players will also learn more on how to train effectively and how to develop other key physical and mental abilities they need to apply to their regular daily training in order to progress. Players will meet for a combination of training days, with some two-day residential training camps across the year.

Players 2020/21

Training camp photos by Chris Rayner

Ojasvii Borah

Crusaders TTC

Louis Cheung-Turner

Halton TTC

Naomi Coker

Draycott & Long Eaton TTC

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Joseph Dennison

Grantham College

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Ben Dunkley

Revolution TTC

Chris Ho

Lillington TTC

Fred Jones

Draycott & Long Eaton TTC

Mia Longman

Scarborough TTC

Brooke Morris

Daniyal Palmer

Greenhouse Sports

Max Radiven

Urban TTC

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Harry Randall

Kingfisher TTC

Aarav Shah

Urban TTC

Janak Shah

Tom Wardell

Ormesby TTC

Kate Watkinson

Garstang TTC

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