The Angling Trust has announced the England Junior team for the 2016 Sea Angling Liaison Committee (SALC) Home International Shore Angling Championships.
Team England Junior will consist of;
Joseph Smith (Kent)
Jack Cairns (Hampshire)
Oliver Saint (Kent)
Rhys Hayward (Hampshire)
Callum Jones (East Sussex)
Adam Molloy (Norfolk) – travelling reserve
The team for 2016 has a blend of experienced anglers with previous international experience and two new caps, Callum Jones and Adam Molloy. Callum and Adam have progressed to the England team from the Angling Trust’s England Talent Pathway, a programme designed to support young anglers to learn about international tactics and techniques.
Seventeen youngsters took part in the 2015 programme which was led by current England Seniors, Junior and Youth managers Chris Clark, David Graham and Mark Hurcombe and supported by current England Youth anglers and qualified coaches Callum Graham and Charlie Tudball.
England will look to build upon their success in the 2015 home international where the team took the gold medal. The 2016 SALC Home International Shore Angling Championships will be organised by the Angling Trust for Men’s, Ladies, Youth and Junior teams on the beaches of North Norfolk and the River Nene Estuary from 7th – 9th July. The Championship will be fished on a conservation basis using a measure and return format using a points system to determine the results.