World Games 2022 Squad Manager Announcement

Following a recruitment process led by the GB Committee we are pleased to be able to announce that Lucy Barnes and Sam Vile have been appointed as the squad managers for the GB team attending the 2022 World Games (Birmingham USA, July 7th - July 16th 2022). 


In contrast to the open application process used to appoint other GB managers, the GB Committee directly approached Lucy and Sam to explore their interest in managing the GB team at the 2022 World Games. This was followed by an interview process with the GB Performance Director. Lucy and Sam were appointed following a successful interview.

In both the 2015/16 EUC/WUGC cycle (Sam) and 2019 EUC cycle (Lucy and Sam), they demonstrated their strengths in coordination and management, their ability to manage a mixed squad (both on and off the field), their potential to manage any issues that arose, and their ability to deliver a successful team capable of winning internationally. The GB Committee have full confidence in Lucy and Sam, and firmly believe they are capable of delivering again for the World Games in 2022.


Both the GB Committee and World Games squad managers are keen to express that player selection will be an open process and will not be restricted or targeted to players from the GB Mixed 2019 squad. Lucy and Sam are tasked with selecting the players and team most likely to achieve success at the World Games, and applications will be welcome from all players who believe they are capable of performing at this level.