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GB Under-20s Final 12 Confirmed for Euros

Great Britain Under-20s’ final 12-man squad for the upcoming European Championships in Chemnitz, Germany, has been confirmed.

Marc Steutel’s side defeated Poland twice in preparation games last week and they head to Germany ahead of their Division A campaign.

“We have a talented group of players who will be tested against the best young players in Europe but we have had a good training camp and we know these boys can perform at the highest level,” said Steutel.

RJ Eytle-Rock and Carl Wheatle were the only players part of last summer’s promotion effort, while five players – Kayne Henry, Caleb Fuller, Sesan Russell, Nelson Boachie-Yiadom and Romario Spence – step up from the Under-18s side that also achieved promotion in 2017.

Sean Nealon-Lino is the sole representative of Scotland in the 12 having competed at the Commonwealth Games in April, while Jelani Watson-Gayle previously played for England Under-16s in 2014 with Zion Tordoff and Dan Akin representing England Under-18s in 2016.

Evan Walshe is set to make his European Championship debut.

Meanwhile, Brian and Adria Amabilino-Perez are two of the five players to miss out from the initial squad alongside Carl Campbell and Eisley Swaine.

GB U20 Men’s Squad 2018

Dan Akin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (US)
Nelson Boachie-Yiadom, Loomis Chaffee (US)
RJ Eytle-Rock, Peddie School (US)
Caleb Fuller, Barking Abbey Crusaders
Kayne Henry, San Jacinto Community College (US)
Sean Nealon-Lino, Barking Abbey Crusaders
Sesan Russell, Loughborough Student Riders
Romario Spence, Central Wyoming College (US)
Zion Tordoff, Casper Community College (US)
Jelani Watson-Gayle, Benedict College (US)
Evan Walshe, Barry University (US)
Carl Wheatle, Angelico Biella (Italy)

Head Coach: Marc Steutel
Assistant Coach: Lloyd Gardner
Assistant Coach: Josh Merrington
Sports Therapist: Tom Cresswell
Team Manager: Neil Rogers

GB’s opening game is against Turkey on July 14.

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