Scotland senior women squad announced for Spain matches

13 December 2016

Skrastin Sco v IRE

Scotland’s Women’s international hockey team’s quest to qualify for the Hockey World Cup soon gets underway, as the team enters the final phase of preparation for February’s World League 2 tournament by taking on Spain in Valencia.

The team will set off for warm weather camps in Gran Canaria before Christmas, and then in Valencia in January where they will play four matches against a competitive Spanish side. The matches will take place on 9th, 10th, 14th, and 15th of January.

The two sides met in Alicante back in June in a three-match series with the hosts taking the spoils over the close and competitive series. The games in January offer the perfect opportunity for the Scots to prepare for World League 2 in the surroundings the tournament will be held in. World League 2 will be held in Valencia on 4 February until 12 February 2017 and features Scotland, Spain, Czech Republic, Ghana, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. A place in the Hockey World League semi-final is up for grabs and the top two teams will qualify. The Hockey World League semi-final is where teams can qualify for the Hockey World Cup.

Competition for squad places for World League 2 is strong. Scotland Women’s Head Coach Gordon Shepherd said: “Both the Gran Canaria and Valencia camps are the final stages of preparation for World League 2 in February. We have 26 players competing for 18 places. The camps will be a mix of physical prep, tactical prep and international games versus Spain. I am looking for players to push themselves through this phase and make final selection difficult for the coaches.”

 

Squad for the games against Spain

Nicola Cochrane (N/A)

Lucy Camlin (Watsonians)

Susan Al-Haddad (Edinburgh University)

Kareena Cuthbert (Western Wildcats)

Becky Ward (Dundee Wanderers)

Robyn Collins (Surbiton)

Amy Costello (University of Birmingham)

Bex Condie (University of Birmingham)

Susan McGilveray (Clydesdale Western)

Kate Holmes (Clifton)

Nikki Lloyd (Wimbledon HC)

Ali Howie (Clydesdale Western)

Sarah Robertson (Edinburgh University)

Nicola Skrastin (Grove Menzieshill)

Katie Robertson (Grove Menzieshill)

Heather Howie (Clydesdale Western)

Mairi Drummond (Wimbledon HC)

Amy Brodie (Edinburgh University)

Becky Merchant (Edinburgh University)

Jennifer Eadie (Clydesdale Western)

Fiona Bruce (Clydesdale Western)

Fiona Burnet (Clifton)

Sarah Jamieson (Grove Menzieshill)

Charlotte Watson (Dundee Wanderers)

Laura Swanson (Edinburgh University)

Millie Brown (Clydesdale Western)

 

 

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