Hunter excited for big week in FIH Pro League

Jo Hunter
Great Britain’s women return to FIH Pro League action on Wednesday when they face Germany at 6:30pm BST, live on BT Sport, before hosting the USA on Saturday 27 April in the first home game of the competition with tickets available HERE.

Despite putting in a battling performance, GB fell to a 4-2 away loss against Argentina last time out and will be looking for a positive response when facing a German side that have only lost one of their four FIH Pro League games.

Jo Hunter, who was part of the England team that defeated Germany 2-0 to finish third at the 2017 EuroHockey Championship, is looking forward to their next clash in the FIH Pro League:

“It’s always a tough game against Germany, I’ve played them a few times now and it’s always been very tight with one goal often edging it. 

“They are a great hockey nation and can be hard to break down, but we’ll obviously do our best. We have come out on top in the past so we’re hoping to replicate that. It will be a good game but by no means easy at all.”

Jo Hunter

The FIH Pro League comes to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre for the first time on Saturday 27 April for the visit of the USA, and Hunter is looking forward to the opening home fixture:

“I can’t wait for the first home game! We’ve had quite a few away games in other countries which has been a great experience, but to be able to play in-front of a home crowd is really exciting. 

“Some of us got to play in-front of the England crowd at the World Cup last year so if that’s anything to go by it will be an amazing experience.

“To be able to play at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is absolutely brilliant, it’s a great stadium and it would be good to get as many people there as possible.”

Great Britain women team

It’s a short turn-around for Great Britain after Wednesday’s match against Germany to facing the USA on Saturday, however, Hunter revealed how much she is enjoying the new competition and the regular, high stakes hockey that comes with it:

“We’re used to playing in tournaments where you have a series of games, the FIH Pro League is a different experience as it’s all or nothing on that one match. It’s exciting as each individual game means so much more with it being a league.

“There’s been lots of goals going in and it’s brilliant to be able to see the sport on TV more regularly.”

Great Britain’s men come up against Germany away from home on Sunday 28 April, and Hunter discussed how she’s been keeping an eye on their FIH Pro League campaign so far:

“I have been watching the men’s team too, they’ve had some really exciting games. We’ve had a couple of matches in the same place with New Zealand and Australia, the games I’ve been able to see have been good and it’s been nice to be able to cheer them on.”

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