Goalball UK have announced their GB men’s squad which will face the rest of Europe at the forthcoming IBSA European B championships in September.
Their group (B) comprises of Slovenia, Spain, Poland and Portugal. Group A comprises of Ukraine, Israel, Hungary, Greece & Montenegro. The team includes Caleb Nanevie (Sheffield), Filmon Eyassu (Cambridge), Daniel Roper (March), Joseph Roper (Hereford), Joshua McEntee (Manchester) and Matthew Loftus (Newcastle).
This new look squad will be competing in Chorzow, Poland between 22nd and 30th September, with hopes of returning to the A league, having slipped to the B division last year. If successful this would take the team back to the very highest level of the game in Europe and in a strong position ahead of the World Games and Tokyo 2020.
Faye Dale, head coach of the Men’s GB squad, said: “I’m really confident that this team will deliver our aim of returning to the top tier. “The last squad achieved promotion from C to B to A in astounding time, so we were rightly proud of the performance at the A Championships. “Training has gone really well, with the new players slotting in nicely with existing players whilst adding a new vibrancy and flair to the squad.”