A total of 32 have been selected for the 2023 GB Women's Elite Development Programme (EDP) squad. England, Wales and Scotland have representation within the playing group and additionally, six athletes currently studying outside of the United Kingdom have been named as reserves.
The group includes several players already capped at senior international level most notably Millie Holme (Wales), Bronwyn Shields, Eve Pearson and Ellie Wilson (Scotland) who competed in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last summer.
The squad also features 14 of the England U21 team who won bronze at the Junior World Cup in South Africa last year, the first medal ever achieved by an England side in the competition. They are joined by a wealth of high-potential younger English players who will combine U18 and U21 activity over the coming months as they continue to develop their tournament hockey skills and look to secure a place in the team for the next women’s Junior World Cup in Chile in December.
The 2023 programme kicks in in February with the inaugural Women’s Pathway Camp at Lilleshall. This innovative camp will see players from Great Britain Senior and EDP squads come together with U16 and 18 players from all Home Nations. The three days will be a combination of activity both on and off pitch and promises to be a fantastic showpiece of Great Britain’s female hockey talent. Bringing together a group in the region of 100 players will provide an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming junior players to learn from the likes of Laura Unsworth and Hollie Pearne-Webb.
Last month the GB EDP men’s squad was confirmed. Head here to find out more.
Name Club Home Nation Emma Allroggen University of Birmingham England Beth Alexander Loughborough University England Alice Atkinson RGS Worcester / Stourport HC England Maddie Axford University of Nottingham England Lottie Bingham Weald of Kent GS / Knole Park HC England Jess Buchanan Sevenoaks HC Scotland Ella Burnley University of Exeter / ISCA England Tilly Butterworth Repton School / University of Nottingham England Emily Dark St Andrews University / Dundee Wanderers HC Scotland Anna Faulstich Caterham School / East Grinstead HC England Flo Fletcher University of Exeter / ISCA England Georgie Gardens University of Exeter / ISCA England Millie Giglio University of Birmingham England Sophie Hinds University of Edinburgh Scotland Millie Holme University of Exeter / ISCA Wales Martha Le Huray Kingston GS / Surbiton HC England Pippa Lock East Grinstead HC England Maddie Long University of Nottingham England Lorna Mackenzie Loughborough University England Becky Manton University of Exeter / ISCA England Sofia Martin Queenswood School / Southgate HC England Eve Pearson University of Edinburgh Scotland Lizzy Pocknell Durham University England Amelie Rees Wimbledon HS / Wimbledon HC England Bronwyn Shields Clydesdale Western Scotland Pippi Spawforth Loughborough University England Claudia Swain University of Nottingham England Ottilie Sykes Repton School / Loughborough University England Betsan Thomas University of Birmingham Wales Mila Welch University of Nottingham England Ellie Wilson Dundee Wanderers Scotland Evie Wood University of Birmingham England Reserves Bronte Brough Harvard University England Kitty Chapple Harvard University England Tasmin Cookman University of New Hampshire England Daisy Ford Stanford University England Emily Guckian Harvard University England Rosie Hope University of Michigan England
Simon Letchford Head Coach Sam Clark Team Manager Brett Holland Assistant Coach Hannah Cureton Performance Analyst Charli Robertson Physiotherapist Tom Millington GK Coach Louise Gubb Nutritionist Ellen Davies S&C Coach Jon Marzetti Sports Psychologist Nikki Crawley Sports Psychologist Nicky Osborne Doctor Heather Williams Head of GB Elite Talent Development