Great Britain Women's Elite Development Programme squad announced

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Great Britain Hockey is very pleased to be launching its new GB Elite Development Programme (EDP) and has named the women’s squad to attend an induction camp later this month.

The GB EDP has been launched as part of a strategic objective during the Tokyo 2020 cycle with the aim of developing medal winning Olympians of the future, with the selected athletes having shown their potential to achieve that during a comprehensive selection process.

A total of 36 players have been chosen for the Women’s GB EDP and, while the programme is not age categorised, it has been designed for athletes aged between 19-23.

Each of the Home Nations are well represented in the squad, with Scotland boasting six players. This includes Millie Brown, Sarah Jamieson and Katie Robertson, who all featured regularly for their country in the Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final and EuroHockey Championships over the summer.

Wales also have six players in the set-up, led by Holcombe’s Beth Bingham and Jo Westwood who were instrumental figures in their country’s EuroHockey Championships II campaign on home soil back in August, as was fellow GB EDP member Danni Jordan.

Several of England’s bronze medal winning squad from this summer’s EuroHockey Junior Championships have also been picked for the Women’s GB EDP, including Holly Munro and Esme Burge who both scored in the dramatic comeback against Germany last month that saw them secure the medal with a 3-2 win.

The GB EDP will also see a revised coaching structure that will see world-class coaches leading the activity as well as spending time engaging and supporting the domestic and university game, with Paul Revington announced as the Head Coach of the Women’s GB EDP.

The women will now attend an induction camp at Lilleshall between 31 October - 2 November and an exciting new training and competition programme will follow shortly after.

Jon Bleby will take charge of the Men’s GB EDP and will announce the squad in early November.

Women’s GB EDP squad for Induction Camp at Lilleshall:

NAME

CLUB

Kate Axford

Exeter University

Beth Bingham*

Holcombe

Georgie Blackwood

East Grinstead

Louisa Bray

Durham University

Ella Bromley

Nottingham University

Millie Brown

Clydesdale Western

Freya Bull

Birmingham University

Esme Burge

Beeston

Alicia Caillard

Birmingham University

Charlotte Childs

Durham University

Hannah Cozens

Buckingham

Meg Crowson

Exeter University

Lorna Cruickshank

Durham University

Ella Cusack

Loughborough Students

Charlotte Daly

Loughborough Students

Tessa Howard

Durham University

Holly Hunt*

Birmingham University

Ella Jackson

Buckingham

Sarah Jamieson

Grove Menzieshill

Danni Jordan

Buckingham

Katie Knight

Exeter University

Pippa Lock

East Grinstead

Lydia Macdonell

Birmingham University

Lucy Millington

Loughborough Students

Holly Munro*

Birmingham University

Lizzie Neal

Loughborough Students

Miriam Pritchard

Loughborough University

Katie Robertson

Grove Menzieshill

Laura Swanson

Edinburgh University

Delyth Thomas

Birmingham University

Emma Trunks

Holcombe

Charlotte Watson

Dundee Wanderers

Jo Westwood

Holcombe

Phoebe Willars

Leicester

Alice Wills*

Birmingham University

Lily Wolstenholme

Bowdon

* Denotes currently involved in Senior Assessment with further selection clarification to follow.
 
GB Hockey is pleased to announced the following staff for the Women’s GB EDP:
Head Coach - Paul Revington
Assistant Coaches - Hannah MacLeod, Kevin Johnson, Neil Menzies
Team Manager - Sam Beveridge
Physiotherapist - Lynn Booth
Head of Strength & Conditioning EDP - Paul Stretch