The Cadet Six Nations returns to English shores this weekend (23-25th May) with the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall playing host to the competition for the first time since 2008.

A strong English side will hope to improve upon the two medals they won in Denmark last year as the best players from Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands and Norway converge on the Shropshire countryside.

It was Hugo Pang who stole the show in 2013 with a brace of medals in Brondby. He added to the silver medal won in the team competition (alongside Luke Savill, Marcus Giles and Alec Ward) with an individual bronze medal, which included defeating European no. 13, Jannik Xu, from Germany.

England's boys (Savill, Pang, Giles and Ward) sit 2nd on the podium behind winners Denmark.

Pang will be present again, this time on home soil, where he is joined by 2013 teammate Savill as well as new additions to the squad, Tom Jarvis and Alex Ramsden.

The English girls will also be looking to improve upon their performances in Denmark with all of the top four ranked cadets on duty at the three-day event in Lilleshall.

Denise Payet, Kate Cheer, Kate Nixon and Zahna Hall will hope to deliver a better finish than last year’s fifth place while also making some big inroads into the individual events against Europe’s toughest nations.

Entry is free for any spectators who wish to attend the event with team events taking place on Friday and Saturday morning while singles events take place on Saturday evening and Sunday.

The venue address, start times and draws can be seen on the Cadet Six Nations programme at the link below:

Cadet Six Nations Programme

By Russell Moore (May 19, 2014)