Great Britain Women name World Championship squad for Maribor

Great Britain Women have named a squad of 22 for the upcoming World Championship tournament in Maribor.

GB will compete in Division 2A of the championship structure and will come up against hosts Slovenia, along with Australia, DPR Korea, Mexico and the Netherlands.

The six-team tournament runs from 31st March to 6th April as GB will be looking to build on their bronze medal in Korea last year.

Head coach Cheryl Smith said: “This was a really tough squad for the coaching staff to pick as the competition for places was so intense.

“Our training camps have been very competitive and we are very pleased with the squad for the World Championship.

“We think it is a very exciting squad and we have strength right across the board.

“There’s a good mixture of UK-based and overseas players and there is plenty of experience in the squad, along with some terrific young players.

“We will now fine-tune our preparations in the coming weeks ahead of the World Championship.”

Netminders

Samantha Bolwell – Altrincham Aces
Nicole Jackson РGöteborg HC, Sweden

Defence

Holly Cornford – Kingston Diamonds
Ali Emery – Guildford Lightning
Georgina Farman РLinköping HC, Sweden
Beth Hill – Guildford Lightning
Sarah Hutchinson – Altrincham Aces/Kingston Diamonds
Verity Lewis – Ontario Hockey Academy, Canada
Beth Scoon – Kingston Diamonds
Lauren Summers – Bracknell Queen Bees

Forwards

Louise Adams – Guildford Lightning
Saffron Allen – Solihull Vixens
CJ Ashton – Trinity Western University Female Titans Hockey
Jodie-Leigh Bloom – Sheffield Shadows
Abigail Culshaw – Sheffield Shadows/Blackburn Hawks
Katherine Gale – Bracknell Queen Bees
Leanne Ganney – SDE HF, Sweden
Katie Henry – Solihull Vixens
Sophie Herbert – Bracknell Queen Bees
Kim Lane – SC Reinach Damen, Switzerland
Angela Taylor – ZSC Lions Frauen, Switzerland
Casey Traill – Castleton University, USA

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)