Scotland menís squad announced for World League 2

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The Scotland men’s international hockey squad has been announced to compete at World League 2 in Belfast.

The tournament, held on 11-19 March, will see the top two qualify for the next stage of World League where there will be the opportunity to qualify for the Hockey World Cup.

Scotland has been drawn in Pool B where they will face France, Poland and Wales. The Scots feature in the opening match of the tournament against the French, who were the recent opponents for Scotland in a series of close test matches. Last year Scotland won a four-nation tournament in Poland ahead of both France and Poland. Scotland faced Wales in the final of World League 1 last year with the Welsh taking the victory on that occasion. It is set to be a very competitive Pool.

Pool A will see Ireland, Italy, Ukraine, and Austria compete for places in the quarter finals with final positions in the Pools determining who each team will face in the quarter finals.

It’s another big year for Scotland’s men’s team as the team will then compete in August when they play at EuroHockey Championship II held in Glasgow. The ultimate goal for the squad this year is to qualify for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Derek Forsyth, Scotland Men’s Head Coach, said: “There has been some change in the men’s squad over the last few years, and we are all very excited by the potential of this squad who will play at World League 2, building on performances in World League last year.

“There were some tough selection decisions to make, and now that we have announced our squad I know that everyone is looking forward to tournament hockey.”

Scotland’s squad for World League 2 in Belfast:

David Forrester

Villa Primrose

Tommy Alexander


Wei Adams


Russell Anderson


Tim Atkins


Michael Bremner

TC Blau-Weiss

Gavin Byers

Grove Menzieshill

Ben Cosgrove

Grove Menzieshill

Dan Coultas

Edinburgh University

Callum Duke


Alan Forsyth


Cammy Fraser


Ed Greaves

Nurnberger HTC

Willie Marshall


Lee Morton


Nick Parkes


Duncan Riddell


Jamie Wong

Edinburgh University


Scotland’s fixtures:

March 11 – 10:30 – France v Scotland

March 12 – 12:45 – Scotland v Wales

March 14 – 10:00 - Scotland v Poland

March 16 – TBC – Quarter-Final

March 18 – TBC – Semi-Final / 5/8 play-off

March 19 – TBC – Final / ¾ play-off / 5/6 play-off / 7/8 play-off

Photo credit – Duncan Gray