Life’s a beach: England beach soccer team on search for Ilford talent

The England National Beach Soccer Team show off their skills in Loxford Park, Ilford

The England National Beach Soccer Team show off their skills in Loxford Park, Ilford - Credit: Archant

Lots of “potential talent” was spotted by the head coach of the England national beach soccer squad at a tryout held on Saturday.

The England National Beach Soccer Team show off their skills in Loxford Park, Ilford

The England National Beach Soccer Team show off their skills in Loxford Park, Ilford - Credit: Archant

The England squad showed off their skills and passed a few on to children at the beach volleyball courts in Loxford Park, Loxford Lane, Ilford.

An afternoon session was held by coach Terry Bowes, who was on the search for new players which could be in the 2020 Olympics.

Mr Bowes said: “It was great to see so many youngsters show up. We are really pleased that there seems to be so much potential talent which we will certainly keep an eye on for the future.”

In the morning about 30 children aged between seven and 14 turned up to learn skills from the England squad which was followed by tryouts for older children in the afternoon.


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Organisers were so impressed by the level of talent on offer they plan to return over the summer. For more information visit www.ukbeachpromotions.com.

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