Great Britain Women Learn Youth European Championships Opponents

By on January 16, 2018

Great Britain Women’s U20, U18 and U16 sides now know who they will go up against in search of Division A status after the European Championship draws were revealed.

In 2017, GB Under-18s came closest to promotion as they came up short in the bronze medal game after a spirited campaign with Holly Winterburn making the All-Tournament team.

GB will take on the tournament hosts at this summer’s event – 3-12 August – having been drawn in Group C alongside Austria as well as Montenegro, Denmark, Turkey and the Netherlands.

The Under-20s finished eighth last year under Senior Head Coach, Chema Buceta and they will take on Greece, Ukraine, Lithuania and tournament hosts, Romania from 7-15 July.

Meanwhile, GB U16s will head to Podgorica, Montenegro from 16-25 August and they have been drawn against the hosts with Greece, Sweden, Iceland and Macedonia completing the group.

Scotland and Wales will both field Under-16 teams in Division C having been paired together in the same group, in Moldova.

Also, Ireland’s Under-18s side face a stern test in Division A, following their memorable promotion on home soil last summer, with France, Russia and Poland lying in wait.

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