One month to go until our first FIH Pro League home game

Great Britain

There is just one month to go until the FIH Pro League comes to Great Britain, with the USA playing our women's team at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Saturday 27 April.

The FIH Pro League is pitting the world’s best teams against each other in regular international matches featuring the highest quality action and global hockey stars.

It may have been going for just two months but already this exciting new competition has produced a plethora of goals, upsets and extremely exciting hockey.

Our own men's team kicked their competition off in dramatic style with a thrilling 6-5 comeback victory over Spain having trailed 4-1, while our women's team secured their first points against China in a nerve-wracking shootout. 

The entertainment is only set to continue in London as GB hosts 15 matches in total, including four double headers of which the last will also see hockey meet rugby as our teams play New Zealand at the Twickenham Stoop in a historic move.

Ahead of what will be an epic summer, GB defender Giselle Ansley revealed her excitement at the prospect of featuring in the first ever home FIH Pro League match:

“I absolutely can’t wait for our first home game," she said.

"When you go to these away matches you see the support teams are getting from people who are loving the games - in Australia the crowd at Perth was unbelievable and I have no doubt that our crowds are going to smash it out the park. 

“The amount of people we had last summer supporting England at the World Cup was just incredible and people have continued to be in contact with the sport because of it being on TV much more, which is really good for them to see the competition as it progresses.

"I’m really looking forward to stepping out at Lee Valley, then at the Stoop later in the year, for some big games and we’re super excited.”
Fellow defender Amy Costello is also eagerly awaiting the FIH Pro League coming to London in just a month’s time.

“It will be really exciting for all the supporters who have been watching the tournament on TV to get to see some live hockey on their doorstep," she said.

"Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is such a great stadium to play in, it’s right in the centre of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and I’m really looking forward to the home matches.” 

Don’t miss out and be part of a historic occasion when Great Britain’s women host the USA on April 27 and book your tickets now by clicking here.