GB Women U18 confirm squad for World Championship tournament

Great Britain Women U18 have confirmed their squad for the upcoming World Championship (Division 1B) tournament in Poland.

GB are scheduled to face Poland, Austria, China, Korea and Norway at the Janow Arena in Katowice.

SIH-trained Sophie Campbell, Mirren Foy, Megan Mitchell, Chloe Headland and Kaitlyn Morrison have all been included in the squad.

Head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “As ever, it was a very difficult squad to name because of the competition for places.

“The young talent in the programme just gets better and better and it is fantastic to see players from all across the country.

“We won a fantastic bronze last year in the World Championship, so we want to build on that. Many of those medal winners return for this season.

“We will take great heart from winning the 4Nations in Dumfries, not just the results but the way we grew as a team the longer the tournament went on.”

GB WOMEN U18 ROSTER

Lucy Beal – Bracknell
Megan Burton – Solihull/Coventry
Sophie Campbell – Kingston
Mirren Foy – Kirkcaldy
Grace Garbett – Solihull/Telford
Chamonix Jackson – Nottingham/Sutton
Alice Jones – Guildford/Haringey
Emily Harris – Bracknell
Chloe Headland – Lady Islanders, USA
Ella Howard – Bluewater Hawks, Canada
Megan Mitchell – Solway/Whitley Bay
Kaitlyn Morrison – Belfast
Chloe Needham-Potts – London/Haringey
Emma Nichols – Bracknell/Chelmsford
Elouise Porter – Guildford/Peterborough
Kiana Tait – Kingston
Jessie Taylor – Bracknell
Ellie Wakeling – Bracknell/Raiders
Ellie Wallace – Swindon
Lydia Walsh – Guildford

GB WOMEN U18 SCHEDULE

Thursday, 2nd January: v China (12noon UK time)
Friday, 3rd January: v Korea (12noon UK time)
Sunday, 5th January: v Norway (3.30pm UK time)
Tuesday, 7th January: v Austria (3.30pm UK time)
Wednesday, 8th January: v Poland (7.00pm UK time)