Veterans Team England

FIPSed 13th World Coarse Angling Championship for Veterans

8th & 9th October 2021, River Sava, Slovenia

Following the postponement of the event in 2020, England finally have the opportunity to head to Slovenia to compete for medals and defend their position as the number one ranked team in the world. England have won 14 medals in the previous 12 editions of the championship and will be looking to increase their medal haul in Slovenia.

Team: 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze
Individual: 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Dickie Carr will once again lead the team, ably supported by vice captain Alan Tunney. The team is packed with some of the best anglers in the world with 4 of the 5 anglers ranked inside the world top 30, Bob Nudd, Mark Downes, Steve Sanders and Roger Marlow, only Kevin Folwell sits outside that list however his 5th place finish in 2018 was his only appearance in the last 6 years and a good performance in Slovenia will see Kevin rise up the rankings.




Dickie Carr, Veterans World Championship Captain 2021

‘I have been Captain of the Veteran World Championship for the past seven years and I’m proud to be leading the team in Slovenia.’









Alan Tunney, 2nd Captain 2021







Mark Downes
World Ranking: 11th

‘I’ve been part of the international scene for over 45 years with 16 individual and team gold medals and I take immense pride in representing my country’

A multiple winner in Ireland, Winter League individual champion and back to back individual medals in the 2015 and 2016 Veterans World Championships, a true team man.






Roger Marlow
World Ranking: 27th

‘I’ve represented the England Veterans team for the past 13 years, winning 3 gold and 2 silver medals along the way. I won the Veterans National Championship at Makins in 2015.’





Kevin Folwell
World Ranking: 95th

My name is Kevin Folwell, I’ve been a member member of England Veterans team since 2016. I finished 5th in the 2018 World Championships in Croatia and I was Veterans National Champion in 2016.






Steve Saunders
World Ranking: 6th

‘I have 20 years experience of international fishing as an angler and team manager.’








Bob Nudd, MBE
World Ranking: 30th

Represented England in World Championships for 24 years and an Individual World Champion on four occasions 1990 Yugoslavia, 1991 Hungary, 1994 England and 1999 in Spain.




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