9 February 2016

Dean Woods


U19 Korfball World Cup: Squad Announcement

England U19 coaches Davesh Patel and Tony Woodvine have selected a squad of 14 players for the Korfball World Cup (24-27 March 2016).


The squad will be travelling out to Leeuwarden, The Netherlands on Thursday. 24 March.


Norwich Knight’s Frank Dunn will be making his debut in an England shirt at the tournament.


Along with Dunn there are four other players who will also be making their debuts at Under-19 level; Eva Gibbins, Laura Morris, Billy Ashby and Luke Coyte-McKenzie.


England have been drawn in Pool C along with Germany, Morocco and Hong Kong China.


There are 16 teams competing from four continents. Dominican Republic and Hong Kong China are taking part in the World Cup for the first time.


England coach Davesh Patel said: “With new faces come new challenges which we’re all really looking forward to. Drawn in a favourable group the players have been putting in the hard work and will be striving to maintain England U19s standings over recent years.”


The full squad:



Lucy Buck (Southampton Uni/Tornadoes)

Emily Cocker (Norwich Knights)

Caitlin Fitzgerald (Bec) – captain

Eva Gibbins (Trojans)

Carensa Knights (Southampton Spartans/Southampton Uni)

Laura Morris (Tornadoes)

Rebecca Stone (Bearsted)



Billy Ashby (Bec)

Luke Coyte-McKenzie (Norwich Knights)

Frank Dunn (Norwich Knights)

Laurie Fabian (Cambridge Tigers)

Liam Geddes (Kingfisher) – vice captain

James Gouldson (Southampton Uni/Tornadoes)

Marcus Tighe (Bec)


Coaches: Davesh Patel, Tony Woodvine. Manager: Vanessa Stone


England coach Tony Woodvine: “We’re looking forward to the challenge this year after a good performance last year. After losing some senior players last year and some new faces in the squad, we are working hard to build momentum and great team spirit leading up to the tournament.”


Good luck to the squad from everyone at England Korfball.