Search

England women’s squad announced for EuroHockey Championships

PUBLISHED: 13:30 07 August 2017

England's women celebrate a goal in South Africa (pic Rodrigo Jaramillo  )

England's women celebrate a goal in South Africa (pic Rodrigo Jaramillo )

APURAFOTO - WSP

England Hockey have announced an 18-strong women’s squad for the Rabo EuroHockey Championships in the Netherlands later this month.

The tournament runs from August 19-27 at the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam, where England will hope to retain the crown won in London in 2015.

England impressed in their last tournament with a third-place finish at the World League semi-finals in Johannesburg, securing their place at the World League Finals in November to be held in New Zealand.

David Ralph has selected the squad, which includes Havering’s Emily Defroand, and will lead the campaign in Amsterdam while Danny Kerry continues his rest and recovery after suffering a heart attack in South Africa.

Ralph said: “We are really looking forward to the EuroHockey Championships, which will be an exciting and tough tournament.

“The level of competition at these Championships is always high and there are a number of good teams competing to win it.

“Following on from our performances at the recent World League semi-final in Johannesburg, we are relishing the opportunity and challenge that awaits us as we look to continue our progression as a group.”

England face world number seven side Germany, 16th-placed Ireland and 17th-placed Scotland in pool B while the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and the Czech Republic make up the four sides in pool A.

All matches from both the men’s and women’s EuroHockey Championships will be shown between August 18-27 live on BT Sport with full listings and timings to follow.

England squad: Giselle Ansley, Sophie Bray, Alex Danson, Emily Defroand, Sarah Haycroft, Maddie Hinch, Jo Hunter, Hannah Martin, Shona McCallin, Lily Owsley, Ellie Rayer, Zoe Shipperley, Amy Tennant, Anna Toman, Susannah Townsend, Laura Unsworth, Hollie Webb, Nic White.

England fixtures: v Ireland (August 19, 1.45pm UK Time); v Germany (August 20, 4pm UK Time); v Scotland (August 22, 11.30am UK Time).

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 21:50

National League: Maidstone United 1 Leyton Orient 2

Yesterday, 16:00

The O’s head coach could switch things up for the trip to the Gallagher Stadium

Yesterday, 12:00

The O’s have drawn their opening three games of the campaign, but will look to win at Maidstone tonight

Yesterday, 11:00

Lee Valley Lions have announced the signings of Joe Berry and Jordan Sullivan ahead of the 2018/19 National League South Two season.

Yesterday, 10:00

A round-up of the latest matches in the Victoria Park League

Mon, 17:13

Forward leaves Hammers to spend season with Spanish second-tier club

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now