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England Beach Soccer Squad 2010 Player Profiles

Name: Andrew Reading (Sothhampton, Hampshire)
Position: Goalkeeper
DOB: 25/09/1979
Caps: 12
Debut: v Isreal (Netaanya, Isreal 2007)

Agile keeper, having first played for England in 2007. Andy has also represented England at Futsal, great shot stopper. Recovering from Knee injury.

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Name: Sam Webb (Southampton, Hampshire)
Position: Goalkeeper
D.O.B: 20/06/1987
Caps: 9
Debut: v Andorra (Castellion, Spain 2009)

Sam had a great debut season last year, Quick, agile with a great throw, Sam has taken to the sand very well and this could be another big season for Sam.

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Name: Gareth Icke (Isle of Wight, Hampshire)
Position: Goalkeeper
D.O.B: 12/12/1981
Caps: 14
Debut: v Greece (Marseille, France 2006)

Gareth has been a regular member of the England squad since 2006. Top shot stopper, he is reliable and great to have around. Has potential to push for keepers jersey this season.

Gareth Icke

Name: Gian Paulo Giancovich (Isle of Wight, Hampshire)
Position: Goalkeeper
D.O.B: 14/01/1975
Caps: 35
Debut: v Portugal (Mundialito, Portugal 2004)

Vastly experienced keeper who has been one of the most noticeable characters of Beach Soccer scene for many years, GP is renowned for is great distribution, another one to push for the Goalkeepers jersey this season.

GP Giancovich

Name: Andy Grainger (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Position: Goalkeeper
D.O.B: 21/09/1979
Caps: 49
Debut : v Portugal (Mundialito, Portugal 2003)

Andy was the player of the tournament at the EBSL Brighton event in 2004 beating Madjer and Eric Cantona to the award, Great shot stopper, great presence, good to have him back fighting for the keepers jersey.

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Name: Kieran O’Callaghan (East Sussex)
DOB: 19/11/1984
Caps: 35
Goals: 16
Debut: v Germany (Linz, Austria 2005)

Solid & reliable, very good at getting forward and scores some vital goals.

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Name: Jonny Rodriguez (Poole, Dorset)
D.O.B: 03/11/1984
Caps: 7
Goals: 4
Debut: v Switzerland (Baku, Azerbajean 2008)

Jonny scored on his debut at the Euro Cup in Azerbaijan against World Cup Finalists Switzerland, Big impact in Romania tour last season possesses great strike, Very skillful and highly competitive.

Jon Rodriquez

Name: Gary Funnell (Poole, Dorset)
D.O.B: 14/05/1982
Caps: 20
Goals: 6
Debut: v Estonia (Benidorm, Spain 2008)

Strong, determined with a great shot, played in every game last year, scoring 6 goals. This could be a big season for Gary.


Name: Mitchell Day (Isle of Wight, Hampshire)
D.O.B: 18/08/1982
Caps: 38
Goals: 21
Debut: v Holland (Scheveningen 2005)

Skillful and acrobatic, always gives his all for the team, he scores some spectacular goals. Currently has a college scholarship playing soccer in New York.

Mitchell Day

Name: Gian Carlo Giancovich (Isle of Wight, Hampshire)
D.O.B: 22/12/1981
Caps: 77
Goals: 76
Debut: v Portugal (Mundialito, Portugal 2003

GC very rarely fails to score on tour and his goals have been invaluable to the team in the past. He is the only English player to have played professional Beach Soccer, having been selected for a Chervia in the Italian Beach Soccer League last year.

GC Giancovich

Name: Dean Blake (Portsmouth, Hampshire)
D.O.B: 20/02/1980
Caps: 5
Goals: 3
Debut: v Andorra (Castellion, Spain 2009)

Scored on debut V Andorra, technically very skilful, with a good eye for a goal. Previously a youngster at Southampton FC and Portsmouth FC, Dean has the potential to be a big hit on the sand.

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Name: Steve Black (Portsmouth, Hampshire)
D.O.B: 16/12/1976
Caps: 6
Goals: 1
Debut: v Russia (Castellion, Spain 2009)

A naturally hard working player, very reliable and consistent, gives his all for the team. Scored on his England debut against Russia.

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Name: Mark Mitchell (Isle of Wight)
DOB: 06/03/1983
Caps: 40
Goals: 18
Debut: v Germany (Linz, Austria 2005)

Great left foot, reliable, hard working, great character and chips in with his share of goals.

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Name: Richard Young (London)
DOB: 05/02/1982
Caps: 0

New to Beach Soccer big man who could have a big beach soccer future, very quick on the sand, Rich is a fireman and has represented Hayes FC.

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Name: Anthony Kerr (Isle of Wight)
DOB: 21/12/1987
Caps: 9
Goals: 5
Debut: v Estonia (Benidorm, Spain 2008)

Tony plays out in USA for Kitsap Pumas, big strong skilful quick player with lots of potential. Scored spectacular volley against Hungary in Tignes 2008 and also stepped up to take a penalty in a shoot out on his debut v Estonia in World Cup Qualifiers.

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Name: Mathew Evans (Isle of Wight)
DOB: 25/4/1987
Caps: 5
Goals: 2
Debut: V Germany (Weymouth, England 2008)

Scored on his debut against Germany, Player of the Nuts tour 2008.Has great turn of pace and strike, creates and scores goals. Played a defensive roll for the team in Euro Cup in Baku.

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Name: Iain Seabroke (Isle of Wight)
DOB: 23/07/1985
Caps: 51 Goals: 53
Debut: v Switzerland (Montpellier, France 2002)

Iain is a dead ball expert scoring many times from Kick offs & Free Kicks, has a sensational goals to games record, currently playing at Newport County with trials at Bournemouth and Brentford FC.

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Name: Sean Brenchley (Isle of Wight)
DOB: 05/08/1982
Caps: 25
Goals: 0
Debut: v Germany (Linz, Austria 2005)

Tough tackling competitor, very strong, good on the ball, excellent at double teaming.

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Name: Dan Roberts (North Devon)
Caps: 3
Goals: 0
Debut: v Romania (Romania 2009)

Dan almost scored with his first touch on his debut in Romania. Spotted at Butlins Cup 2009.

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Name: Jamie O’Rourke (Isle of Wight)
Caps: 32
Debut: V Holland (Schevenigen) 2005

Jamie was the head coach last season his team produced some outstanding results beating Germany and Romania.
As a player Jamie was a captain and always led by example on and off the sand, Scored two hat-tricks v Belgium and Holland, also scored twice V Brazil.

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Name: Daniel Squibb (Isle of Wight)
DOB: 03/06/1990
Caps: 2 Goals: 0
Debut: v Bahrain (Porto, Portugal 2009)

Young talented player who creates a lot of chances with his skill and craft, also has an eye for a goal, was young player of the Nuts Tour 2008.

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Name: Perry Northeast (Chicester, West Sussex)
DOB: 28/12/1986
Caps: 0

New to Beach Soccer young, quick & skilful player who has adapted well to sand. Coached for England Beach Soccer in 2009.

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Name: Kevin Towey (Widnes)
DOB: 13/02/1984
Caps: 0

New to Beach soccer, represented Chester City & Bradford City as a professional. Discovered at Butlins Cup 2009, Skilful player who could have a big season.

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Name: Jonathan Dixon (London)
DOB: 16/01/1984
Caps: 0

New to Beach soccer, represented Wycombe Wanderers, Aldershot Town and Brighton & Hove Albion, taken to the sand well, lots of ability, could be big season for Jon.

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Name: Andrew Douglas (London)
DOB: 07/02/1980
Debut: 2001

Regular scorer, expert at restarts, Captained England v Germany 2002, represented Arsenal & Sheffield Wednesday. Returns to England Beach Soccer after 6 year absence.

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Name: James Temple (Chichester West Sussex)
DOB: 26/06/1984
Caps: 9
Goals: 5
Debut: v Brazil (Durban, South Africa 2004)

James 1st England goal came against South Africa on his 3rd start, also scored against world Champions Brazil in Portimao, big, strong, quick player who can score goals has lots of ability.

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Name: Richard Sprooles (Isle of Wight)
DOB: 23/4/1983
Caps: 24 Goals: 11
Debut: v Ukraine (Poland) 2006

Quick, strong player who loves a battle, and also loves a overhead kick from which he has scored many times, scored hat-trick against Japan. Rick also played in a number of different roles for England to help the team.

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Head Coach: Terry Bowes (London)
D.O.B: 13/09/1979
Caps: 84
Goals: 36
Debut: v Spain (Malaga Spain 2001)

England’s most capped player, Terry has been a member of the squad for a number of years. Having started out as an attacking player scoring many times he now uses his experience at the back, but still ventures forward and shows his quality in front of goal occasionally.

Terry Bowes

Team Manager: David Jones

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Goalkeeper Coach: Craig Seacombe
DOB: 12/05/82

Played Semi Professional in France. Previousley worked for Brighton Hove & Albion now at Porthsmouth. Worked closely with Paul Jones (Southampton & Wales) and Vince Bartram (Arsenal) Craig will try to improve England Beach Soccer keepers.

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Physio: Michelle Patrick

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