The National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes is set to host its first international event on its courts, welcoming spectators six ties,staged between 7-9 December.

Five time champions England, who are based at the site, are among the teams taking part. They have selected the strongest possible squad for the qualification rounds as they look to book their place in Denmark for the Championship finals in February.

Olympians Chris Langridge, Marcus Ellis, the Adcocks, Rajiv Ouseph and Lauren headline the squad whilst national champions Chloe Birch, Jess Pugh also feature. England programme players Ben Lane, Toby Penty and Sean Vendy alongside Jenny Moore and Abigail Holden complete England’s 12.

England open their campaign on Friday 7 December (6:30pm) when they face Italy.

The full schedule is below:

Fri 7 Dec @ 10:00 | Hungary vs Belgium

Fri 7 Dec @ 18:30 | England vs Italy

Sat 8 Dec @ 10:00 | Belgium vs Italy

Sat 8 Dec @ 14:00 | England vs Hungary

Sun 9 Dec @ 10:00 | Italy vs Hungary

Sun 9 Dec @ 14:00 | England vs Belgium

Tickets available via the Badminton England website: