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Tackle Guru sponsor England U15s team!
We are excited to announce that
Tackle Guru have agreed with the
Angling Trust sponsorship in full for
the England Under 15s National
Angling Team to compete in this
year’s World Championship, taking
p l a c e o n L a k e Vi c a r i o , S p a i n i n
August. Tackle Guru’s Brand Manager, Adam Rooney, was proud to
make the final decision, and said:
“Our team are super keen to be working with the Angling Trust to help
young angling, inspiring youngsters
out there by giving them something
to build up to and set them on positive tracks for their future in our sport.
Finding funding for the very youngest
Under 15s international team has
always been hard, and we’re keen to
make it more professional.
“On top of covering full funding to
send the team over there, we’ll provide them with all terminal tackle
they require for the World Championship, kit them out in full Guru clothing, supply the team with Guru-Rive
Team Seatboxes for each angler, and
full Guru Fusion Luggage – the full
“Our Guru Match Academy is a
superb event for young match anglers
that we’re hugely proud of, doubling
in size year-on-year so far. This ties in
well with sponsoring the team, as we
can bring on, develop and guide
youngsters through the ranks. We’re
lucky to have England International
Matt Godfrey and match ace Frankie
Gianoncelli on board at our team, who
control the Guru Angling Trust Talent
Pathway. We’ve recently sponsored
this programme too, supporting
youngsters with tackle they need to
get them well on their way, with our
team offering advice throughout.
“With these two programmes covered, sponsoring the Under 15s team
will give all youngsters huge inspiration to get involved and stay engaged
in the sport. As importantly, it will
hopefully lead to more young anglers
wanting to get into fishing, with the
support we want to offer making it
easier for them to do so. We’re proud
to be helping the youngest in our
sport not just at world level, but
through all our programmes with this
being the icing on the cake.”
Tackle Guru’s Matt Godfrey will be
coaching the team for this year’s
World Championship, alongside Team
Manager Joe Roberts, and the Tackle
Guru media team will be doing regular updates of the practice week and
Guru Match Academy has doubled in size every year so far.
match days, including live coverage
on the Tackle Guru Facebook page.
The international team will be picked
from the Talent Pathway Final taking
place at Barston Lake on April 20th.
Joe Roberts was overwhelmed with
the news and said: “It’s always been a
struggle with this youngest team but
it’s an essential part of international
fishing and to have full support from
Guru is amazing. Not only for the
international team but also the willingness and enthusiasm from the
company to help young angling
through all their programmes.”
Ben Thompson, Angling Trust Senior Competitions and Performance
Manager said: “The Angling Trust is
delighted to be working in partnership with Tackle Guru to support the
development of young anglers. Their
significant investment in both the Tal-
ent Pathway and England U15s
reflects our shared vision of ensuring
our next generation of international
anglers can flourish. Guru’s commitment means we can continue to provide high quality coaching across the
country and give our most promising
youngsters the opportunity to compete at the highest level in FIPSed
World Championships.”
Clive Copeland, Angling Trust Head
of Participation added: “The Talent
Pathway has been hugely successful
since it was introduced in 2012 with a
number of anglers progressing
through England’s age categories. We
thank Guru for their support and look
forward to working with them to build
on this success. We continue to work
on developing sponsorship for our
teams so they can continue to compete at the highest level.” n
England international Matt Godfrey will be team coach.


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