dryrobe Team England Junior Squad and Wildcard process announced

It is with great pleasure that Surfing England announce the dryrobe Surfing England Junior Squad for 2024!

After a momentous 2023, with highlights including Lauren Sandland being crowned both British and English Open Womens Champion and Lukas Skinner claiming a historic Silver medal at the ISA Junior World Championships,  2024 is set to be another huge year with both World and Junior Championships already announced.

Team England Junior Squad, supported by dryrobe

U16 Boys
  • Harvey Waters
  • Jensen Martin
  • Joshi James
  • Noah Cerne
  • Seb Whiteley
  • Reuben Wakley
  • Isaac Friend
  • Dylan Roose
  • Jago Tasker
  • Heath Gillespie
  • Lukas Skinner
  • Sebastian Connolly
U16 Girls
  • Coco Arthur
  • LilaSkinner
  • Hazel Bennett
  • Bethan Davies
  • Sunny Ingram
  • Taylor Miller
  • Harlyn Sykes
  • Willow Smith
  • Sky Brown
  • Ellie Hickie
U18 Boys
  • Isaac Dakin
  • Jack Lacey
  • Samuel Cerne
  • Sammy Woolf
  • Ziggy Robinson
  • Reen Bowden-Inoue
  • Fynn Gillespie
  • Siyanda Hewitt
  • Finley Donovan
  • Malakai Hagley
  • Ned Hart
  • Noah Davis
  • Arthur Randell
U18 Girls
  • Mia Olivia
  • Eva Blackford
  • Boe Howell
  • Belle Betteridge
  • Georgie-May Hicks
  • Lauren Sandland
  • Ocearna Peres
  • Ted Pearson
  • Arthur Randall
  • Kaz Phillips
  • Lola Bleakley
  • Sylvie Puddiphatt
  • Mali Harbour

Congratulations to all of those selected!


Wildcard Applications Process

Wildcards are designed for exceptional surfers who have not already been invited to join the Junior Squad.

To qualify for a wildcard Surfers must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible to represent England (through birth, ancestry, or residency)
  • Aged 18 or under on 31st December 2024 (ISA Qualification date)
  • Be an exceptional surfer ready to compete on a national and international stage.

Surfers who have been selected for the previous year’s squad, but not been able to requalify due to injury or illness may request an injury wildcard.

Applications will be made by email direct to juniorteam@surfingengland.org .

A selection panel will be held once the application window has closed to determine whether any wildcards will be awarded.

Closing date for entries for Wildcards is Thursday 29th February 2024. Successful domestic applicants will be invited to a trial day (currently scheduled for w/e 16/17th March)for further assessment before the final invitations to the squad are made.

Junior Training Squad and Junior Team England Selection Policy

Wild card applications should include all following information: 

  • Name
  • Age / DOB
  • Ethnicity
  • Location
  • Confirmation of eligibility to surf for England
  • Competition results
  • Current/ Previous Coaches and coach reference or testimonial
  • Any sponsor details
  • Evidence of surfing ability:
  • Clips/videos
  • Photos
  • Social media links
  • An introduction to the surfer, their aims and ambitions and what they feel they can bring to the squad.
  • Details of any other factors the applicant / parents would like to be considered, this can include any challenges or other mitigating factors the athlete has faced over the last 12 months

The selection panel will run on the same basis as for team selection.  Where there are multiple surfers of a similar standard the panel will consider wider factors; are there extenuating circumstances.

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