THE new Great Britain under-20 women’s team head to Poland this week to compete in the World Under-20 Championships qualifying tournament.
Only recent formed after exhaustive trials, the Under-20 squad will take on hosts Poland, Germany and Italy in Pruszkow, with three matches in three days from April 5-7.
It is the first time a GB team has competed in this tournament, and it will prove to be a baptism of fire for the youngsters.
The GB team is largely made up of young players who look set to form the next youth and junior two-year programmes.
Germany are top seeds in the group, although Poland will aim to make the most of home advantage. And Italy have had a special talent programme in place for the past two years which has produced much of their team.
Great Britain will be aiming to learn from the tournament and be as competitive as possible before coming home to build on their experience.
The matches are due to be streamed live on the internet via this link -