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Emley pair in England squad

By Andrew Painten

Wilson and Nicholson fly to Thailand with the Three Lions for Seniors World Cup 2019

Emley's newly appointed joint manager Mark Wilson and assistant manager Steve Nicholson have been selected by the England Seniors Squad for the World Cup event in Thailand.

The England team is looking to retain the trophy for a fourth consecutive year.

The squad consists of ex-pros and semi-pros still playing regularly with a desire to represent their country.

The squad fly out tomorrow, Wednesday 29th May, to acclimatise at a 3 day coastal camp. After a friendly on Saturday evening, the tournament begins on Sunday 3rd June. To be successful they must come through a gruelling 5 games in 6 days. All matches are split between the National Stadium, Bangkok and Thepsakin Stadium, Bangkok.

They will also be giving something back to the host nation with visits to local schools - who will go on to support England as mascots and performing the national anthem. There is also a day set aside before the knock-out games where the whole squad are involved in coaching under privileged children.

From all at Emley, good luck to Mark and Steve - and the rest of the squad.

Updated 13:00 - 28 May 2019 by Andrew Painten

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