Great Britain set to face Germany test

Kate Richardson-Walsh waits to take to the field

Great Britain Head Coach Danny Kerry’s first assignment since becoming full time in the position is a two-match series with Germany in Cologne this week. With capped matches on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April, Kerry has taken an 18-strong group to compete with the hosts.

Holcombe supply five of the 18 with goalkeeper Maddie Hinch joined by club team mates Emily Maguire, Shona McCallin, Sam Quek and Nic White. Surbiton too are well represented with Giselle Ansley, Sarah Haycroft, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb also in the squad.

Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, who broke her country’s appearance record in the tour to Australia, is also included and is hunting another milestone, sitting as she does on 49 international goals.

Germany coach Jamilon Mulders is expected to select a strong side, although he will be without Charlotte Stapenhorst and Lisa Altenburg, who are both expected to return to fitness in a couple of weeks. Eileen Hoffmann is also absent after picking up an injury in a Bundesliga match but as with the others her injury is not serious.

The matches are at 1400 local time (Tuesday) and 1100 (Wednesday) at SW Koln, Kuhweg 20, 50735 Köln, Germany.

Full squad details are below:

Giselle Ansley, (Surbiton)
Ashleigh Ball, (Slough)
Sophie Bray, (East Grinstead)
Crista Cullen, (No Club)
Susie Gilbert, (Reading)
Sarah Haycroft, (Surbiton)
Maddie Hinch, (Holcombe)
Emily Maguire, (Holcombe)
Shona McCallin, (Holcombe)
Kirsty Mackay, (East Grinstead)
Sam Quek, (Holcombe)
Helen Richardson-Walsh, (Reading)
Kate Richardson-Walsh, (Reading)
Susannah Townsend, (Canterbury)
Georgie Twigg, (Surbiton)
Ellie Watton, (St Albans)
Hollie Webb, (Surbiton)
Nicola White, (Holcombe)

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