3 Herts players hope to help GB qualify for the U19 European Championships

Herts players Jake Caress, Tom Armstrong and Will Zucker are preparing to play in crucial games for the Great Britain Under-19 National Team this week.

The team has arrived in Croatia for the U19 European Championship qualifying tournament. Their opponents will be Hungary, Lithuania and Switzerland in the group stages. If they win or finish second they progress through to the semi-finals where they will play against the winner or the runner-up of the other group which comprises Belarus, Croatia, Poland and Slovakia.

The two winning semi-finalists will meet in the final and the winner of the tournament will advance to next summer’s U19 European Championships.

Ahead of these games GB U19 Manager, Will Lintern, was upbeat about the team’s chances. “We have a very strong team. This is the most prepared group of young men we have ever had, their commitment and dedication puts us in a great position to win the tournament get back into the European Championships” said Lintern.

Tue, 15 July, Hungary vs Great Britain
Wed, 16 July, Great Britain vs Lithuania
Thu, 17 July, Switzerland vs Great Britain
Fri, 18 July, Semi-Finals
Sat, 19 July, Final

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