Emley AFC’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.
A statement from the club says, “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.