Tennant back in 18-strong squad for Germany FIH Pro League trip

Amy Tennant of the Great Britain women's team
Mark Hager has named an 18-strong squad for Great Britain's women's FIH Pro League game away to Germany.

The women's side travel to Moenchengladbach to play Germany on Wednesday 24 April at 6:30pm BST, just three days before their first home match against USA in London. This game will give players a last chance to make their mark before the FIH Pro League comes to the UK.

Goalkeeper Amy Tennant is back in the squad, with Nicki Cochrane missing out. Young Alex Malzer and Lizzie Neal are not included as the squad for European away games will be limited to 18 players.

Defender Giselle Ansley is set to win her 50th Great Britain cap. Wales are represented by Sarah Jones, while Amy Costello and Sarah Robertson represent Scotland.

Mark Hager, the women's head coach, said: “Germany away is an important game for us and one that we are very much looking forward to.

“We’ve had a good period getting to understand the Pro League and how best to manage it both on and off the pitch. We’ve had our long haul trips and now we’re into the European games which is very exciting.

“It’s not long now until we play our first game in London, the atmosphere will be great and we’re really enjoying the journey of this new league.”

Full squad:
Giselle Ansley (Surbiton) (ENG)
Grace Balsdon (Canterbury) (ENG)
Amy Costello (University of Birmingham) (SCO)
Emily Defroand (Surbiton) (ENG)
Sarah Evans (Surbiton) (ENG)
Sabbie Heesh (Surbiton) (ENG)
Tess Howard (Durham University) (ENG)
Jo Hunter (Surbiton) (ENG)
Sarah Jones (Holcombe) (WAL)
Hannah Martin (Surbiton) (ENG)
Lily Owsley (University of Birmingham) (ENG)
Hollie Pearne-Webb (Surbiton) (ENG)
Suzy Petty (Wimbledon) (ENG)
Ellie Rayer (East Grinstead) (ENG)
Sarah Robertson (Hampstead & Westminster) (SCO)
Amy Tennant (Reading) (ENG)
Anna Toman (Wimbledon) (ENG)
Laura Unsworth (East Grinstead) (ENG)

Germany and Great Britain are next to each other in the FIH Pro League table in sixth and seventh respectively, each with five points. Germany have played four games while GB have played five times. Most recently Mark Hager's team defeated USA before a loss in Argentina. Both teams will be aiming to move up the table and towards the top four places which ensure a place in the Grand Final and also a spot in the Olympic qualifiers later this year.

The game will be live on BT Sport.

Great Britain's home games in the FIH Pro League begin on Saturday 27 April against USA at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. It’ll be a fantastic day’s hockey and also a great day out for families, club groups and supporters. Tickets start at just £5 for Under 18s and £15 for adults - supporters can click here to buy.

Great Britain's women in the FIH Pro League