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Alan Forsyth selected for GB Men’s team for Malaysia tournament

19 April 2017

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Scotland’s Alan Forsyth has been selected for Great Britain’s men’s hockey team trip to Malaysia.

Bobby Crutchley will take his new-look squad to the Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament, which is an invitational event featuring four of the world’s top eight teams, including current World Champions and Champions Trophy holders Australia, plus New Zealand and Japan. India and Malaysia will also use this event as preparation for their visit to London this coming summer. Games are due to be streamed online by the hosts, more details to follow.

With a fresh approach for this new cycle under Crutchley, including 12 new players in the central squad and the appointment of one of GB’s greatest ever players Russell Garcia as incoming Assistant Head Coach, there are exciting times ahead. This June both Scotland and England play in the Hockey World League Semi Final in London; a vital World Cup qualifier taking place at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre from 15th to 25th June. For information on how to support Scotland men's fundraising drive for World League in London, click HERE.

Scotland’s Alan Forsyth, having once again been the highest scorer in the Men’s Premier Division with 20 goals to his name, has a deserved place in the GB squad travelling to Malaysia squad. He was also recently voted Player of the Tournament at World League 2 in Belfast. Wales’ Dan Kyriakides is also included, having helped his nation to a positive finish in their recent round of World League fixtures.

Full squad:
Tom Carson (Reading)
Brendan Creed (Surbiton)
Alan Forsyth (Surbiton)
James Gall (University of Nottingham)
Harry Gibson (Surbiton) (GK)
Mark Gleghorne (Beeston)
David Goodfield (Surbiton)
Chris Griffiths (East Grinstead)
Jonty Griffiths (Loughborough University)
Dan Kyriakides (Cardiff & Met)
Barry Middleton (Holcombe)
Phil Roper (Wimbledon)
Liam Sanford (Team Bath Buccaneers and RAF)
Ian Sloan (Wimbledon)
Sam Ward (Holcombe)
Henry Weir (Wimbledon)
Ollie Willars (Beeston)
Chris Wyver (Old Georgians) (GK)

Saturday 29th April, 9:05am UK time
Great Britain vs India

Sunday 30th April, 11:05am
Great Britain vs Japan

Tuesday 2nd May, 1:35pm
Great Britain vs Malaysia

Wednesday 3rd May, 11:05am
Great Britain vs Australia

Friday 5th May, 9:05am
Great Britain vs New Zealand

Saturday 6th May
Finals day



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