Matt Godfrey is to represent Drennan Team England in the senior European Championship n Belarus.
The 24 year old from Sheffield, who is already a three times U18 World Champion, has enjoyed a blistering run of form over the last few seasons, leading to his call up for the England senior team.
On receiving the news, Matt said: “I am overwhelmed to be asked to represent my country – it really is like a dream come true for me.
Even though I was honoured to represent England at youth level, it always seemed worlds apart from the senior team. The thought of fishing alongside household names like Scotthorne, Raison and Shipp still hasn’t really sunk in to be honest. I cannot wait!
I am eternally grateful to my friends and family, without whose advice and support I would never have got to where I am now. I must also thank my employers at Pole Fishing Magazine. They are being incredibly supportive in terms of time off and funding, I really cannot thank them enough. ”
In addition to representing England in the European Championship in Belarus in June, Matt has also been asked to accompany managers Mark Downes and Mark Addy to the World Championship in Slovenia, to gain experience. He is also representing England with his Drennan Barnsley team in the World Club Championship in Slovakia.
Representing Drennan Team England alongside Matt in the European Championship are: Alan Scotthorne, Des Shipp, Steve Hemingray, Will Raison and Sean Ashby.
The World Championship team is: Alan Scotthorne, Callum Dicks, Des Shipp, Steve Hemingray, Will Raison and Sean Ashby.
After a break from the match angling calendar, the Home International Championships is also back and Drennan Team England will travel to Innescarra, Ireland in September. The England management feel that this competition provides an opportunity to blood new talent and England have selected three former under 23 anglers in the squad to fish alongside established internationals. The squad is: Matt Derry, James Dent, Cameron Hughes, Lee Kerry, Will Raison, Alan Scotthorne and Simon Willsmore.