The Angling Trust is inviting junior shore anglers to get involved in the 2016 England Talent Pathway programme.
The programme provides opportunities for young anglers to learn about international tactics and techniques from current England international anglers and coaches.
Last year, 18 anglers received expert tuition and many went on to represent England at Under-16 level.
Due to its success and popularity, the Angling Trust has amended the programme for 2016 and anglers are invited to attend an assessment event at Lulworth Cove in Dorset on June 11th, 2016.
A maximum of 20 places are available on the day and anglers are advised to submit their entry quickly to avoid missing out.
Youngsters will have the opportunity to showcase their skills under the watchful eye of England coaches, who will provide each angler with detailed feedback. England coaches will then invite a maximum of 12 anglers to join a development programme which will be held over the summer of 2016.
The purpose of the programme is to educate anglers about international fishing, understand and learn the skills and techniques required to compete at International level, while supporting angler’s ambitions to represent England at major championships at home and abroad.
The programme consists of a series of four coaching sessions which are free to attend.
- Assessment Event: 11th June, Lulworth Cove, Dorset
- Event 1: 30th July, Lymington Sea Angling Club
- Event 2: 31st July, Lymington Sea Angling Club
- Event 3: 7th August, Lepe Country Park, Southampton
- Event 4: to be confirmed
Team England’s Chris Clark said: "The Talent Pathway offers an excellent opportunity for any young person who wants to develop their skills and has the desire to represent their country. We have some of the best coaches in the country with a huge amount of international experience delivering the programme and every young angler will benefit from being involved.”
Anglers interested in participating should visit www.anglingtrust.net/talentpathwaysea and download an application form or contact the Angling Trust’s Competitions Officer, Corina Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.
Participants must be individual members of Angling Trust and membership is FREE for anyone under 18 years of age. Angling Trust membership is available online at www.anglingtrust.net