The four England sides which will seek European team championship glory next month have been announced.
They include the six players who will target a third consecutive gold medal in the women’s championship.
Four of them were in last year’s victorious team: Lianna Bailey, India Clyburn, Sophie Lamb and Alice Hewson, who is going for a personal hat trick, having also helped win gold for England in 2016.
They will be joined by the impressive 16-year-olds, Annabell Fuller and Lily-May Humphreys, who played in the recent Curtis Cup match alongside Clyburn, Hewson and Lamb.
The England men’s team will also be gunning for gold after last year’s narrow defeat in the final, when they had to settle for silver.
Their line-up features England order of merit leader Mitch Waite, who was a semi-finalist in last week’s Amateur Championship. Four of the other players have scored individual wins this season: Nick Poppleton at the Brabazon Trophy, Matthew Jordan at the Lytham Trophy, Todd Clements at the European Nations Cup and Gian Marco Petrozzi in Australia. David Hague was a 2017 winner at the North of England amateur.
The girls’ team includes Amelia Williamson, who will be playing in her third European championship and last year helped England win bronze. She’s joined by Ebonie Lewis, Martha Lewis, Mimi Rhodes, Hannah Screen and Caitlin Whitehead.
The boys’ team includes Conor Gough, who recently won at the Fairhaven Trophies, alongside Barclay Brown, Harry Goddard, Max Hopkins, Joe Pagdin and Robin Williams.
All four championships will be played from 10-14 July 2018.
European women’s team championship
Murhof Golf Club, Austria
Lianna Bailey, 21, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire
India Clyburn, 21, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Annabell Fuller, 16, Roehampton, Surrey
Alice Hewson, 20, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Lily-May Humphreys, 16, Stoke by Nayland, Essex
Sophie Lamb, 20, Clitheroe, Lancashire
European amateur team championship
Faldo course, A-ROSA Scharmützelsee, Germany
Todd Clements, 21, Braintree, Essex
David Hague, 21, Malton & Norton, Yorkshire
Matthew Jordan, 22, Royal Liverpool, Cheshire
Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 21, Trentham, Staffordshire
Nick Poppleton, 24, Wath, Yorkshire
Mitch Waite, 23, Filton, Gloucestershire
European girls’ team championship
Forsgårdens Golf Club, Sweden
Ebonie Lewis, 17, Long Ashton, Gloucestershire
Martha Lewis, 18, St George’s Hill, Surrey
Mimi Rhodes, 16, Burnham & Berrow, Somerset
Hannah Screen, 18, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Caitlin Whitehead, 15, Carus Green, Cumbria
Amelia Williamson, 18, Royal Cromer, Norfolk
European boys’ team championship
Kaskada Brno Golf Resort, Czech Republic
Barclay Brown, 17, Hallamshire, Yorkshire
Harry Goddard, 18, Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire
Conor Gough, 15, Stoke Park, BB&O
Max Hopkins, 15, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Joe Pagdin, 16, Lake Nona, Florida, USA
Robin Williams, 16, Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire
Caption: Golden girls. The winning England women’s team at the 2017 European championships (image courtesy European Golf Association).