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12th July 2018, 11:46 | tag

Great Britain Tag Rugby announce World Cup Squads and Lead Partner

Great Britain Tag Rugby announce World Cup Squads and Lead Partner

Great Britain Tag Rugby is excited to announce the 2018 Tag World Cup squads and Lead Partner of the World Cup campaign.

Great Britain will be represented at the 2018 Tag World Cup in four divisions; Mixed Open, Men's Open, Ladies Seniors (27+) and Men's Seniors (30+).

The Tag World Cup takes place at Coffs Harbour, Australia on November 1-4, 2018.

The coaching teams of each squad narrowed down their train-on squads from 30 players to 20 with two non-travelling reserves.

Training resumes for the squads on Sunday 29th July after a short break.

Great Britain Tag Rugby Programme Director Toby Hartley said: "The levels of commitment and performance in training to date has been of a very high standard, and with the support of our Great Britain partners this standard is only set to increase.

"Congratulations again to all the players selected to represent Great Britain, every player has undoubtedly earned their seat on the plane to Australia and I’m sure this will reflect on the field at the 2018 Tag World Cup."

In an exciting week for the sport of Tag Rugby, BitMEX has also been announced as Lead Partner of Great Britain's 2018 Tag World Cup campaign.

BitMEX, established in 2014 is a peer-to-peer trading platforms offering leveraged contracts that are bought and sold in Bitcoin.

BitMEX will be supporting all 20 players, their head coaches and assistant coaches in each of the four Tag Rugby World Cup squads travelling to Australia on their quest to compete at the very pinnacle of the sport both on and off the field. BitMEX will also support the British & Irish Cup to be played in Dublin on 8th & 9th September 2018.

Supporting growth in sport, particularly sport that is all-inclusive and played in both a mixed gender and single gender format resonates particularly well with the co-founders of BitMEX. Coupled with the opportunity to further establish a platform for players that have come from all codes of rugby to now focus on Tag Rugby as their primary code creates a fantastic opportunity for BitMEX to engage with their potential clients. For more information about BitMEX visit www.bitmex.com, connect on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/bitmex/, follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/BitMEXdotcom, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/bitmex1.

Great Britain Tag World Cup squads:

MIXED OPEN
Head Coach: Ollie Greenhill
Team Manager: Ollie Greenhill

Squad: Alana Hutton, Angus Furneaux, Annie Hillier, Claire Mcateer, Dan Ampaw, Dave Wilkinson, Eden Confino, Ellen McGuiness, Emily Clews, Florrie Hyde, Hafa Karim, Hannah Wilson, Jake Dunley, Jenny Ainscough, Mel Steer, Michael Berry, Samara Lawrence, Simon Welbirg, Tom Entwistle.

MEN'S OPEN
Head Coach: Andrew Davis
Assistant Coach: James Baron
Team Manager: Ant Merrett

Squad: Ben Geraghty, Ciaran Poynter, Dante O'Reilly, Flo Hodgson-Tuck, George Fox-Edwards, George Montagu, Harry Young, James Baron, James Dyer, James Gibson, Kirby Roper, Michael Booth, Nick De Jonge, Nick Wilkes, Peter Ainsley, Rex Jude, Sam Read, Sam Winter, Tom Stone, Will Powell.

WOMEN'S SENIORS (27+)
Head Coach: Murray Wilson
Assistant Coach: Mark Roughsedge
Team Manager: Noel Cuddy

Squad: Aine Cribbin, Alice Tozzi, Caoimhe McNamara, Caroline Henzell, Charlotte Towerton, Davinia Murray, Eleanore Richardson, Emily Stone, Grace Brown, Kat Draper, Katie Hendon, Kirsty Clarke, Lois Lau, Phoebe Robins, Rachael Joy, Rachel Parmeter, Sam Bedford, Sarah Jones, Sina Mario, Steffy Geertsen.

MEN'S SENIORS (30+)
Head Coach: Kim Parkinson
Assistant Coach: Cliff Callanan
Team Manager: Jason Beare

Squad: Adric Mason, Alex Sadgrove, Arron Lombardo, Ben Payne, Brad Aird, Dan O'Brien, Gareth Roach, Jason Beare, Johnny Berrill, Josh Pavlovec, Mark Batty, Matt Whittaker, Phill Browne, Rhys Davies, Rob Burroughs, Ronan Farrell, Stephen McDermott, Steve Jermyn, Steve Leary, Tom Zirbel.

Visit greatbritaintagrugby.com for information in the build-up the 2018 Tag World Cup.

In the UK, leagues currently run in Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire, London, Manchester, Thames Valley & Yorkshire. If you'd like to get involved in the sport of Tag Rugby in the UK, visit trytagrugby.com.