England Head Coach, Danny Kerry has named five Surbiton Ladies players in his 18 player squad for the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final tournament in Auckland, New Zealand from 17-26 November.
Giselle Ansley, Emily Defroand, Sarah Haycroft, Hannah Martin and Hollie Pearne-Webb have all been included. With Kerry electing to make four changes from the squad named for the EuroHockey Championships, Jo Hunter, who scored Surbiton’s winning goal at home to Leicester and was also on target against Slough on Saturday, just misses out on selection.
Kerry returns having missed the EuroHockey Championships due to illness. Kerry said, “Our selection for this World League represents a growing depth within our squad and the form and intent over the recent training block. The application of all of the athletes has been first rate and we look forward to the competition coming up.”
“We have a core of experience and leadership qualities running through the team including, but not limited to Pearne-Webb, Unsworth, Bray and Danson forming a spine of the team. We know that all of the teams have similar strengths and it will be a sensational opportunity to enjoy what we do best; competing.”
Matches will be shown on BT Sport. The complete squad plus fixture details for the pool games including UK times can be found at the England Hockey website here