ENGLAND golfer Adam Chapman is relishing the prospect of representing his country next month.

The 21-year-old Windermere ace is part of the six-strong national team taking on 15 squads from across the continent in the European Team Championships in France.

England will take on 15 other teams from across the continent in Chantilly, with Chapman hoping to build on the form which saw him reach the last 32 at the British Amateur Championship in Royal Porthcawl.

Chapman’s progress there saw him beat pre-tournament favourite – and world number four amateur – Jack Naas.

Despite battling through health issues, he is hopeful he can impress again for his country between July 5 and 9.

“My form’s good at the moment,” said the former Windermere Golf Club member, who is now at Carus Green.

“I’m getting a bit tired due to having glandular fever from the start of the year and the last month has been a bit hectic, but my game seems in good shape at the moment and last week was a good week.

“Playing for England is great. I like being part of the team and have made some great lifelong friends who have helped me out through my amateur career so far.

“The standard at the European Team Championships will be very high, but I think me and the team will be up for the challenge.”

Looking back at his efforts at the Amateur Championship, Chapman is happy to have made it through to the matchplay stages, but disappointed he could not build on his victory against Naas.

He added: “I wasn’t sure if I was going to make the cut or not, but in the end I made it on the mark then drew the favourite in the field, the number four in the world, and played great.

“I won that match then got through another round, but I was a little disappointed to be beaten in the last 32 (by Frenchman Robin Sciot-Siegrist) as I didn’t play my best, but was all in all it was a good week.”

The European Team Championships see players take part in two strokeplay rounds and three matchplay rounds to decide the winners.

Chapman is joined in the England squad by new Amateur champion Scott Gregory, with Jamie Bower, of Yorkshire, Bradley Moore, of Derbyshire, Marco Penge, of Sussex, and Alfie Plant, of Kent, also involved.

England are seeking their 12th win in the championship, having last triumphed in 2013.

Chapman, who has previously been ranked among the top 100 amateur golfers in the world, he is looking to continue improving through the year.

He finished tied for ninth in the St Andrews Links Trophy at the home of golf recently and tied for sixth at the Scottish Amateur Championship at Gullance.

A former England and England A squad member, he has also had top 20s in the Welsh and Irish Opens and tied for third in the Hampshire Salver.

He has no set targets for the season ahead, but hopes he can maintain his good form.

“I would just like to carry on performing well and see where it takes me,” said Chapman.

“I feel as though my whole game is improving each month and, compared to last year, I’m playing and scoring a lot better, which is nice. My coach Andrew Pickering, from Carus Green, has been a big part of that.”