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FIH Pro League: GB Fixtures

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With just under a month to go until the brand new FIH Pro League (FIHPL) begins, here is a detailed run through of the fixtures our men and women will be playing between January-June 2019.

January
Great Britain’s men begin their FIHPL campaign with a fixture away to Spain on Friday 25 January in the second match of the competition overall.

Did you know? Harry Martin was just 19 when he was part of the GB team that drew 1-1 with Spain at London 2012, a result that sent his team through to the semi-finals.

February
This month features two away double headers as both the men and women take on New Zealand on Friday 8 February and then Australia on Saturday 16 February.

The women then also visit China on Saturday 23 February in the stadium where the recent Champions Trophy took place.

Did you know? Great Britain’s men beat Australia 4-3 in the final of the 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, with a David Goodfield double and goals from Alan Forsyth and Ollie Willars securing the victory.

March
Just one fixture this month as the women head to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to take on the USA.

Did you know? Lily Owsley made her GB debut away from home in the US back in February 2014.

April
Following on from their game against the USA, the women are joined by the men one week later in Argentina for a double header on Saturday 6 April.

Both teams are then in action later in the month away to Germany, the women on Wednesday 24 April and the men on Sunday 28 April.

Sandwiched in between those fixtures is GB's first home game of the tournament as the women host USA at Lee Valley.

Did you know? Seven members of the initial women’s FIHPL squad made their GB debuts in our Test series against Argentina in February 2018 - Anna Toman, Hannah Martin, Ellie Rayer, Emily Defroand, Nicki Cochrane, Jo Hunter and Amy Costello.

May
The teams will be involved in 10 fixtures throughout this month, with the men playing six of those and the women the remaining four.

First up the women take on China on Friday 3 May at Lee Valley before the men men welcome Spain to London the next day.

Lee Valley then hosts the first of its double headers against Argentina on Saturday 18 May, followed the next day by another double header against Belgium.

Both teams end the month with a trip to Antwerp for their reverse matches against Belgium on Thursday 30 May.

Did you know?
Great Britain beat men's world champions Belgium 2-1 in the Toshiba International back in October 2018, a game which celebrated 30 years since the side won Olympic gold.

June
At least another 10 fixtures will be played their month as both teams conclude their maiden FIHPL campaigns. First up it’s a trip to The Netherlands, with the women playing on Saturday 1 June and the men the following day.

This is followed by four matches in as many days at Lee Valley, with the men hosting Germany on Thursday 6 June before the women take on the opponents the next day, followed by a double header against Australia on Sunday 9 June.

The following weekend sees the Dutch make the trip to London, with the men facing them on Friday 14 June and the women the next day.

Finally our we end the FIHPL pool stages in style as both teams host New Zealand in a double header at The Stoop.

Did you know? The top four teams from both the men’s and women’s competitions will then qualify for semi-finals and a final held between 27-30 June.

Full fixture list (all times either GMT or BST depending on the time of year)
Jan 25: Spain v GB (M) - 10:00, Valencia
Feb 8: New Zealand v GB (M) - 04:00, Christchurch; New Zealand v GB (W) - 06:00, Christchurch
Feb 16: Australia v GB (M) - 07:30, Perth; Australia v GB (W) - 09:15, Perth
Feb 23: China v GB (W) - 06:00, Changzhou
Mar 31: USA v GB (W) - 23:00, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Apr 6: Argentina v GB (M) - 20:00, Rosario; Argentina v GB (W) - 22:00, Rosario
Apr 24: Germany v GB (W) - 17:30, Moenchangladbach

Apr 27: GB v USA (W) - 14:00, Lee Valley
Apr 28: Germany v GB (M) - 13:00, Moenchengladbach
May 3: GB v China (W) - 19:30, Lee Valley
May 4: GB v Spain (M) - 12:00, Lee Valley
May 18: GB v Argentina (W) - 17:00, Lee Valley; GB v Argentina (M) - 19:00, Lee Valley
May 19: GB v Belgium (M) - 16:00, Lee Valley; GB v Belgium (W) - 18:00, Lee Valley
May 30: Belgium v GB (M) - 12:30, Antwerp; Belgium v GB (W) - 14:30, Antwerp
Jun 1: Netherlands v GB (W) - 17:00, Eindhoven
Jun 2: Netherlands v GB (M) - 15:00, Eindhoven
Jun 6: GB v Germany (M) - 19:30, Lee Valley
Jun 7: GB v Germany (W) - 19:30, Lee Valley
Jun 9: GB v Australia (M) - 14:00, Lee Valley; GB v Australia (W) - 16:00, Lee Valley
Jun 14: GB v Netherlands (M) - 19:30, Lee Valley
Jun 15: GB v Netherlands (W) - 16:00, Lee Valley
Jun 23: GB v New Zealand (M) - 14:00, The Stoop; GB v New Zealand (W) - 16:30, The Stoop
Jun 27-30: Grand Final - The Netherlands

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