This weekend England hosts the annual Primary Schools International, featuring players from all the Home Nations.

The event will take place at Oundle School in Northamptonshire, beginning on Friday and running through to Sunday afternoon (April 2).

The event consists of both team and individual competitions, with England girls and Hannah Saunders (pictured above) defending their titles from last year and England boys attempting to win back the title from Ireland.

As host nation, England are able to field both A and B teams in both the girls’ and boys’ team competitions and are even helping smaller nations in the girls’ event by providing additional players to complete squads.

The other nations involved are Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.

The England teams are:


England A (Non-Playing Captain Dave Pilkington): Kai Lun Chow (Newton Primary, Cambourne, Cambs); Zihan Lin (Longthorpe Primary, Peterborough, Cambs); Lewis Wu (Coates Primary, Whittlesey, Cambs); Wilson Zheng (Southfields Primary, Peterborough, Cambs)

England B (NPC Steve Lyons): Charles Donald (Brentwood School, Essex); Zaid Aldilimi (St Edward’s Catholic Primary, Marylebone, London Central); Rishaan Sawant (Southlake Primary, Woodley, Berkshire); Prithvi Menon (Rockingham Primary, Corby, Northamptonshire)


England A (NPC Teresa Bennett): Hannah Saunders (The King’s Cathedral School, Peterborough, Cambs); Alyssa Ngyuen (St Matthew’s C of E Primary, Plymouth, Devon); Amber Louise Lemmon (Hampton Hargate Primary, Peterborough, Cambs); Charlotte Lokching Wong (Widney Primary, Solihull, Warwickshire)

England B (NPC Hiba Feredj): Soraya Rahmani-Walentynska (London Academy, Edgware, London North); Cindy Xiao (Woodstone Primary Peterborough, Cambs); Assil Sarri (London Academy); Serene Rahmani-Walentynska (London Academy).

In addition, (Grace Wang Caversham Primary, Berkshire); Aeyva Fayaz (Charvil Piggot Primary, Reading, Berkshire) and Evie Turner Samuels (Fox Primary, Kensington & Chelsea, London Central) will line up alongside Anna Middleton of Jersey, with NPC Kate Hughes.

Violet Lily Marquis (Ramridge Primary, Luton, Bedfordshire) will play alongside Eimear Hutchinson and Polly Smith (both Ireland) and Eloise Burnell (Wales), with NPC Erin Thompson.