England national roller hockey team

England national roller hockey team
Association National Roller Hockey Association
Confederation CERH
Head coach Portugal Carlos Amaral
Current CIRH 13[1]

The England national roller hockey team is the national team side of England at international roller hockey. England started as the leading team in the sport, being the winner of the first 12 editions of the Rink Hockey European Championship, from 1927 to 1939, with the 1937 and 1939 editions also serving as Rink Hockey World Championship, but were unable to keep the same position after World War II. England reached the podium in 1947, when they finished in 2nd place, losing the title to Portugal. Since then, England was never able to reach the same status of the past, being nowadays considered as a minor team. More recently Portuguese head coach José Carlos Amaral has been trying to promote a revival of the sport, still amateur, in England. England achieved some positive results in recent years. Forward James Taylor, now playing for Bassano Hockey 54 in Italy is often considered one of the best players of nowadays.

England squad - 2011 FIRS Men's Roller Hockey World Cup [2]

# Player Hometown Club
10 Dan Milne Cambridge
Ian Morrison CP Areces
# Player Hometown Club
Craig Gibson Letchworth RHC
Grant Zaccaria Middlesbrough RHC
James Taylor Italy Bassano Hockey 54
Marc Waddingham Grimsby
Karl Smith Herne Bay United
# Player Hometown Club
Michael Ableson Middlesbrough RHC
Owen Stewart Middlesbrough RHC
William Smith Middlesbrough RHC
Team Staff
Coaching Staff



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