England name commonwealth squads

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Team England has announced 26 players to represent the men’s and women’s sevens teams at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

England Women will be looking to further their success this summer in Birmingham, after their Europe Trophy Series wins in Budapest and Zagreb last month. The selected squad features three of the bronze medal winning team from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast: Abbie Brown, Meg Jones and Amy Wilson Hardy, as well as four Tokyo 2020 Olympians. Brown and Jones will co-captain the group.

“With it being a home tournament, you can sense the excitement and the build-up increasing. So many friends and family members are coming to watch which is brilliant for Team England,” said Brown.

“There’s a real buzz around it for us as a squad with the aim of going out and achieving gold. We’re all working hard in camps to prepare for our World Cup qualifier and then Birmingham 2022. We’re all hugely honoured to go out there and represent Team England.”

The men’s team also won bronze in the Gold Coast Games and recently took home a silver medal in the Europe Trophy Series, narrowly losing out to Ireland in the final. The squad includes several core sevens players alongside those who represented England on the World Series last season. Alex Davis will captain the squad.

I’m delighted to be selected for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer,” said Davis. “I have many special memories from our competition in the Gold Coast in 2018 but the thrill of representing Team England in a home Games is huge. It’s going to be an amazing spectacle that I know all of the players are buzzing for.”

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Tom Bowen

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Max Clementson

Alexander Davis (C)

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Will Homer

Hayden Hyde

Charlton Kerr

Calum Randle

Freddie Roddick

Ellie Boatman

Abbie Brown (CC)

Heather Cowell

Grace Crompton

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Meg Jones (CC)

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Isla Norman-Bell

Celia Quansah

Jade Shekells

Lauren Torley

Emma Uren

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