Our England Espoirs compete in separate gender competitions annually at European level (organised by the CEP).
In 2018, our Women’s Espoirs team was Aimee Colley, Rachel Kelly, Alex Spillett and Kaylee Thatcher and they achieved a bronze medal in the Nations Cup (the lower competition if unsuccessful in qualifying for the final stages of the main championship).
Kaylee competed in the Precision Shooting at the tournament and was ranked 3rd after the qualifying rounds. She narrowly lost in the semi final, winning a bronze medal.
In 2018, our Men’s Espoirs team was Luke Ashford, Jason White, Chris Wilmott and Ollie Zimmerman and they reached the quarter finals of the Nations Cup (the lower competition if unsuccessful in qualifying for the final stages of the main championship).
Jason competed in the Precision Shooting at the tournament and scored 30 points twice to make the top 8 of the competition. He narrowly lost in the quarter final.
PE selects our Espoirs teams and holds assessment days to make a decision on our teams. Our selection process is led by our coaches Simon Bird (Men) and Paul Lancaster (Women). Simon and Paul are always keen to hear from our members who are eligible to compete in this category.