Jamie Bond is now in Maribor in Slovenia with the GB under 17 squad that will be playing in the European Championship qualifying tournament that takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Steve Bond has also travelled with the squad as one of the assistant coaches.
The team has had a particularly difficult journey because of all of the various covid related restrictions that are in place.
All of the squad along with the support staff were tested prior to travel and all direct flights to Slovenia were cancelled a few weeks ago. As a result they have had to fly into Trieste in Italy before a coach journey to Maribor.
Unfortunately the tournament is being played with no spectators allowed to attend but the matches can be watched live via the following link; –
The first match against Romania takes place at 16.30 (BST) tomorrow (Thursday) and the full schedule is follows:
Thursday 24th v Romania 16.30
Friday 25th v Austria 08.00
Friday 25th v Russia 16.30
Saturday 26th v Slovenia 18.00