7 June 2014

Dean Woods


Injury will keep Claire Dique out of the U21 European Championships

Claire Dique will miss the U21 European Championships in the Czech Republic through injury.

England U21 coach Ross Carr-Taylor confirmed earlier this week that Dique has had to pull out. Carr-Taylor said: “Claire is naturally disappointed, but it determined to get back to playing as soon as possible.”

Commenting on the squads preparations for the IKF U21 European Korfball Championships Carr-Taylor said: “Training for the competition is in full swing, the squad is bonding well and are learning at a great pace. In a recent friendly with an England Korfball League all-star team we came out winners 33-26. The squad also participated in the Nomads tournament and finished in 1st place.

“I have called up another player from Bec Korfball Club, Jo-Anne Wilson to take Claire’s place in the squad.  Jo-Anne who recently impressed at the U19 Korfball World Cup also has a full season of National League experience behind her. We wish Claire a quick and speedy recovery.”

England U21s preparations continue today (07 June) with a number of training matches against Wales U21 at Medway Park, Kent.

The England U21 squad fly out to the Czech Republic on Friday, 04 July 2014.