Original date 22nd April 2015. This document has been updated by Alison Maugham
The primary objective of the England AC Squad is to further the aims and achievements of England players and teams at international level. The squad includes those players from which England selections are likely to be drawn. Participation in the Squad and its activities are entirely voluntary and is not a condition for selection. Squad members should expect to play in occasional top level and International events.
The squad will be selected from CA Members at the end of each season by the AC Selection Committee based on the above primary objective.
Responsibility for the squad lies with the International Committee but on a day to day basis will be managed by the Squad Coordinator and the Squad Coach.
A managed e-mail discussion group for all GB Top Players will allow squad members and their peers (current and past members) to discuss matters of interest.
Coaching and other events will be arranged as considered appropriate. In particular the squad will attempt to integrate those joining from the Development Squad and provide their further development needs and generally encourage and facilitate the progression of members into the England Squad.
Members will be encouraged to make themselves available for International fixtures.
The CA will provide full funding for the cost of lawn hire for any Squad activities, and will also pay the standard UK travel expenses of anybody running a masterclass or coaching session. CA bursaries may also be available to pay travel expenses of other Squad members for Squad activities.
The England Squad will consist of 20 players, the selection will be announced before the end of January each year. Any criteria in relation to DG and rankings will be taken into account as at 31st December for the previous 12 months.
Alison Maugham, International Performance Director
Samir Patel, England Team Captain
Ian Lines, Chairman CA AC Selection Committee
11th January 2019