Second-year student Charlotte Cooper and first-year student Natalie Taylor will represent the women’s side whilst Chris Eneremadu will don the England shirt for the men.
The women’s selection comes off the back of a successful 2018/19 BUCS campaign finishing fourth in the league and runners up in the Championship Cup. The side just missed out on being crowned champions against back to back finalists Northumbria 3-2 in a match that showcased the growth and improvement of our women’s program this year.
Charlotte Cooper commented on her selection;
“I’m excited to test my ability, playing and competing with girls who play in the Women’s Championship, which is a higher level to what I normally play at.
At the trials, the coaches said that they would be selecting players based on the ‘person’ as a whole and not just the ‘footballer’, so I’m really looking forward to meeting people who I’ve hopefully got a few things in common with.”
For Chris Enermandu, his journey with England Universities has already started with a match against Bournemouth under his belt with matches against the other home nations coming up over the next few weeks.
Chris Enermandu spoke of his excitement;
“I am so happy to be selected for England Universities and represent my country, this season has been very good so far and I want to thank God for giving me strength to hopefully finish the season strong”
Director of Football Richard Allen added:
“Having three students recognised by receiving their England Universities debut is testament to the performance program we have here. We are very proud of our three students, especially to have two women selected off the back of a successful season shows how much our women's program has developed this season. We are also pleased that Chris Eneremadu is representing our men's program. We wish them all the best of luck whilst they're away."