Team Wales announce squads for Commonwealth Games

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With just 34 days until the 2018 Commonwealth Games begin, Hockey Wales and Team Wales have revealed the 36 athletes that will travel to Australia’s Gold Coast for the multi-sport event taking place between 4-15 April.

GB defender Dan Kyriakides is joined by his brother James in the men’s squad, Men’s GB Elite Development Programme players Jacob Draper, Ben Francis and Owain Dolan Gray are also included in the 18-strong side.

New captain Leah Wilkinson will be leading the squad into a major Games for the first time after stepping up as captain at the turn of the year. She will be joined by GB’s Rose Thomas - fresh from her first caps against World powerhouses Argentina - and midfielder Sarah Jones alongside Women’s GB EDP squad members Beth Bingham, Ella Jackson, Danni Jordan, Delyth Thomas and Jo Westwood.

On the news of the selection Head of Performance Dan Clements commented:
“We would like to congratulate all athletes on their selection as it is testament to the hard work and commitment that they show on a daily basis in an effort to represent their country. We are extremely proud of all the athletes and staff that represent Wales in Hockey and we are really looking forward to playing our part with Team Wales on the Gold Coast.” 

Men’s Squad
1. Lewis Prosser - Captain (Surbiton)
2. Luke Hawker - Captain (Cardiff & Met)
3. David Kettle – GK (Teddington)
4. James Fortnam – GK (Cardiff & Met) 
5. Jacob Draper Cardiff & Met)
6. Dale Hutchinson (Reading)
7. Rhys Gowan  (Cardiff & Met)
8. Dan Kyriakides (Reading)
9. James Kyriakides (Southgate)
10. Alf Dinnie (Cardiff & Met)
11. Ben Francis (Reading)
12. Gareth Furlong (Cardiff & Met)
13. Hywel Jones (University of Birmingham)
14. Rupert Shipperley (Hamstead & Westminster)
15. Jonny Gooch (Hamstead & Westminster)
16. Steve Kelly (Hamstead & Westminster)
17. Owain Dolan Gray (Reading)
18. James Carson (Reading) 

Women’s Squad
1. Leah Wilkinson - Captain (Holcombe)
2. Sian French – Vice-Captain (Bowdon Hightown)
3. Rose Thomas – GK (Holcombe)
4. Ella Jackson – GK (Buckingham)
5. Julie Whiting (Bowdon Hightown)
6. Natasha Marke-Jones (Clifton Robinsons)
7. Sophie Clayton (Clifton Robinsons)
8. Sarah Jones (Holcombe)
9. Lisa Daley (Clifton Robinsons)
10. Phoebe Richards (Buckingham)
11. Tina Evans (unattached)
12. Dannielle Jordan (Buckingham)
13. Eloise Laity (Buckingham)
14. Beth Bingham (Holcombe)
15. Izzie Howell (Neston)
16. Delyth Thomas (University of Birmingham)
17. Xenna Hughes (East Grinstead)
18. Jo Westwood (Holcombe)

You can find the full Commonwealth Games schedule here.